WASHINGTON -- In a concrete sign of how regulators turned up the heat last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said its enforcement actions against banks jumped by 21%.

Total enforcement actions rose to 1,011, up 177 from the 834 actions in 1990, according to a report the agency submitted to Congress.

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