Even fire sale deals for failed institutions' deposits will not lure BB&T Corp. back into the bank acquisition business, given its most recent experience.

BB&T paid just $112,000 for $515 million in deposits once belonging to Haven Trust Bank, a Duluth, Ga., company that failed in mid-December. But Kelly S. King, the Winston-Salem, N.C., company's new chief executive, said the deal is not working out as planned.

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