FDIC fee hitting small banks particularly hard

Fees imposed on U.S. banks to rebuild a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. fund nearly depleted by scores of bank failures is
expected to sap profits of small financial institutions. Community banks with less income than their larger counterparts are
particularly at risk of having their 2009 earnings erased by the charges after an emergency fee on banks took effect June

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Irwin Financial admits outlook dire

Shares of Irwin Financial Corp. plummeted this morning after the banking company disclosed that regulators have ordered it
to bolster its capital by the end of the month to levels “it has no realistic prospect of achieving.”

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Locals settle First Indiana insider-trading case

The Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it has settled insider-trading charges against three local residents
who bought shares in First Indiana Corp. immediately before the July 9, 2007, announcement that it was being acquired by a
Milwaukee bank for a 42-percent premium.

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