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Government is hurting small banks
Eileen Ambrose highlights some of the serious problems that small banks are facing and their efforts to combat obsolescence by engaging in mergers ("Maryland's smaller banks may be headed for a wave of mergers," Dec. 7). While her article hits many important points, it fails to convey the true irony of the situation: Banks that have done business the right way are being punished by government regulators, instead of rewarded by the market for their sound lending.
December 12, 2012