A news brief Wednesday on page 2 incorrectly stated that mortgage reinsurers "sell" risk associated with mortgage loans. Reinsurers buy risk.

A correction Thursday of errors in a Wednesday story about big banks' market capitalization included an error. United Bankshares of Charleston, W.Va., had a market cap of $1.3 billion at midyear. The Sept. 30 figure and the percent change shown were correct.

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