WASHINGTON -- Failed savings and loans run by the government lost $163 million in the second quarter of this year, the Resolution Trust Corp. said.

The 18 insolvent thrifts had $12.6 billion in assets at the end of June, the RTC announced last week. The same 18 institutions lost $136 million in the first quarter. The $27 million increase in losses was chiefly due to a substantial drop in mortgage servicing fees at one institution, the agency said.

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