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Bank Asset Comparison as of December 31, 2016

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Top 100 Banks plus all the rest

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The Role of State Financial Regulators

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The community banks: The evolution of the financial sector, Part III

Martin Neil Baily and Nicholas Montalbano of Brookings recently published a paper on the role of community banks in local economic development and small business lending.  The authors find that despite concerns about the long-term survival of community banks due … Continue reading

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OCC to Require Largest Banks to Develop “Recovery Plan” to Survive Financial Crises

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced this week that the nation’s largest banks will need to develop a “recovery plan” to help it survive a crisis.The OCC’s announcement signifies an effort by the agency to provide … Continue reading

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More Computers than I need – what to do?

I find myself with more computers than I need and no real plan to deal with the mess.  Yes, it is a mess.  Pictures, files and music are strewn across no less than 5 machines.  I disposed of two earlier … Continue reading

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Our Nation’s Capital

We had a nice trip to Washington DC in October. The weather was spectacular for most of the trip. Cool nights and warm sunny afternoons on most days was the norm. The St. Gregory Hotel and Suites turned out to … Continue reading

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dBpoweramp: CD Ripper & Audio Converter.

I have been looking for a way to rip  CD’s to  a bit-perfect audio codec.  dBpoweramp just may be the ticket to rip CD’s  and convert files to Mp3, FLAC, M4a, WMA, and Apple Lossless formats.dBpoweramp: CD Ripper & Audio … Continue reading

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Rega Brio R and DAC

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PC Magazine’s 20 Best WordPress Plugins

The 20 Best WordPress Plugins recently published by PC Magazine is worth a look if you are interested in improving your WordPress site. There are a few that I have tried including Akismet and JetPack. We don’t get enough traffic … Continue reading

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