WASHINGTON — Following the largest failure of the year, and the collapse of a small mutual in Pennsylvania, regulators shut three western banks late Friday, bringing the year's failure total to 77.

State regulators closed two institutions owned by Las Vegas-based Community Bancorp. — $1.5 billion-asset Community of Nevada and $158 million-asset Community Bank of Arizona, in Phoenix. The Office of the Comproller of the Currency shut $124 million-asset Union Bank in Gilbert, Ariz.

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