The U.S. government may have the ability to prevent the nation's community banks from going the way of the corner drug store. If legislators and federal agencies want to stop bank consolidation from diminishing the ranks of small lenders, they must relax the government's iron-clad grip over 6,046 community banks that today control less than 10% of the country's banking assets.
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