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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 27, 2013 06:01 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Congress May Take Steps to Rein in U.S. Megabanks

A survey conducted for Rasmussen Reports finds that half of the general public would favor a plan to break up the 12 U.S. megabanks that control about 69% of the nation's banking industry. This response was far greater than those who would like to see the large banks kept intact and those who had no opinion or were undecided, which was 23% and 27%, respectively. Such strong public sentiment could provide political ...

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