SAN DIEGO — Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry suggested Monday that regulators are working on ways to ease the burden of pending Basel III capital and liquidity requirements for small banks.

Curry was the latest in a line of regulators, including Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, that have tried to simultaneously defend the need for higher capital requirements laid out in the plan while signaling a lighter touch in other areas for community banks.

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