WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has rejected an 11th-hour bid by Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr. and Office of Thrift Supervision Director Ellen Seidman to have deposit insurance reform include resolution of disparities between exam fees on state-chartered and federally chartered banks.

Mr. Hawke and Ms. Seidman had asked the FDIC to include a statement that Congress should address the issue of higher fees for federally chartered banks and thrifts among its deposit insurance reform recommendations, which are expected to be released Thursday.

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