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Bernanke: Banks on more even ground
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a group of executives from smaller banks that the financial overhaul will level the playing field for them with industry giants. Bernanke, speaking to the Independent Community Bankers of America, acknowledged their concerns about the new law, but said most requirements are aimed at big banks. Congress passed the regulatory law last year in an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.