Sloppy Banks

NPR's Jim Zarroli reports that federal bank regulators are concerned that bankers are getting too liberal in passing out loans. The Federal Reserve says too many banks are chasing business by offering loan terms that won't make sense when our economic boom ends. Bank industry officials counter that the industry is very healthy right now and is not taking undue risks.



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