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How 37 Banks Became 4 In Just A Few Decades, All In One Astonishing Chart

If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good start. This chart shows us how, over the last few decades, four banks have been gobbling up their competitors to become mega-banks that, thus far, are immune to the consequences of making terrible decisions that place the entire economy in jeopardy.

How 37 Banks Became 4 In Just A Few Decades, All In One Astonishing Chart
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The UK is experiencing record-breaking weather this week. England reached its hottest temperature of the year on Tuesday when it hit 32.2°C at Heathrow Airport in west London. Temperatures in Northern Ireland reached an all-time high when 31.3°C was recorded at Castlederg the next day.

However, when you translate Celsius to Fahrenheit, the temperatures don't seem to be that extreme, at least to an American. Thirty-two degrees celsius is only 89.6° F. When you compare the temperatures in the UK to an average July day in Las Vegas, Nevada where it'll hit 107°F, the British seem a little weak.

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