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The Bank of Bird-in-Hand in Pennsylvania is one of the country's more than 4,000 lenders. It has thrived by catering to the Amish community in the town of Bird-in-Hand. Its mobile branches, like the one pictured here, travel to remote parts of the state, carrying with them ATMs and a teller window. Bank of Bird-in-Hand hide caption

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The U.S. has more banks than anywhere on Earth. That shapes the economy in many ways

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A worker cleans the outside of a First Republic bank in San Francisco. The lender was taken over by regulators and sold to JPMorgan Chase, marking the third bank failure in the country this year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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JPMorgan Chase buys troubled First Republic Bank after U.S. government takeover

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A customer exits a First Republic Bank branch in Manhattan Beach, Calif., on March 13, 2023. The midsized lender was rescued by a group of top banks after suffering an exodus of depositors following the collapse of two U.S. banks. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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