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Health of Connecticut's Banks
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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07/25/2008
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How are Connecticut's banks handling this economic market?

 

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State of Connecticut Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin: Photo By Chion WolfState of Connecticut Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin: Photo By Chion WolfSeveral reports say that as many as 150 banks could fail during the current credit crisis, but how big would the impact be?

With headline grabbing bank failures like California's IndyMac, and the government-sponsored bailout of enormous lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, many Americans are getting worried about where they've put their investments.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or FDIC says "no worries" the banking industry is safe and sound, and deposits up to 100 thousand dollars are covered by the FDIC. Connecticut's banking commissioner says the state's banks can deal with the current economic conditions and, in his words "It's time to take a deep breath."

Hartford Courant Business Editor Dan Haar: Photo By Chion WolfHartford Courant Business Editor Dan Haar: Photo By Chion WolfSo, are your fears calmed?

Today, Where We Live a look at the state of the banking industry in Connecticut and across the nation. What's being done to keep your money safe? Are there any signs that things are improving?

Banking commissioner Howard Pitkin joins us, along with Dan Haar of the Hartford Courant, and Nick Perna of Webster Bank.

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