Some of the country's healthier midsize banks are losing interest in buying failed institutions, contending the deals are costly, time-consuming and in some ways not worth the trouble.

At least one banker — TCF Financial Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive William A. Cooper — said he is skeptical the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will be able to afford to stick to its agreements to share losses on failed-banks assets.

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