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A written promise to repay a loan by a specified time
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On Friday evening, February 6, 2009 the FDIC announced the closure of three more banks: FirstBank Financial Services of McDonough, GA; Alliance Bank of Culver City, CA and County Bank of Merced, CA. These bank failures make the seventh, eighth and ninth failure this year of a federally insured bank. 2008 was expected to be
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