Last year's string of record-breaking bank mergers has prompted the Federal Deposit Insurance Co. to mull the unthinkable: the failure of a colossal bank.

An internal task force has been meeting quietly since July to discuss what the FDIC would do if, for instance, a $100 billion-asset bank were to fail.

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