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The practice of investing broadly across a number of securities to reduce risk.
The FDIC announced the closure of six more banks on Friday. Greater Atlantic Bank based in Virginia, Benchmark of Illinois, AmTrust Bank of Ohio, The Tattnal Bank based in Georgia, First Security National Bank based in Georgia and The Buckhead Community Bank in Georgia were all declared insolvent by the FDIC.
These bank closures bring the
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