THRIFTS: Bailing to Beat The Clock

Bailing to Beat The Clock

Danny Wall, the chief U.S. regulator of savings and loans, is on a bailout binge. Last week the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, whose Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation guarantees thrift deposits, said it would spend $1.9 billion to rescue 14 ailing Oklahoma S and Ls. The Bank Board merged the thrifts into six larger institutions in the hope of selling them to private investors. With the Oklahoma rescue, the agency has laid out a total of $9.8 billion in the latter half of August to salvage 45 thrifts, most of them in the financially troubled Southwest.

Wall's spending spree...

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