Ongoing Bank Failure CoverageAll bank and thrift failures since the beginning of 2008 are detailed in TheStreet.com's revamped interactive bank failure map: The bank failure map is color-coded, with the states having the greatest number of failures highlighted in dark grey, and states with no failures in light green. By moving your mouse over a state you can see its combined 2008-2010 totals. Then click the state to open a detailed map pinpointing the locations and providing additional information for each bank failure. Since the previous list based on preliminary second-quarter data was published on August 11, nine banks and thrifts have failed, including eight that were included on the Watch List. The largest failure over the past month was ShoreBank of Chicago, which was shut down on Aug. 20 by state regulators on August 20. Several publicly traded bank holding companies have acquired failed institutions over the past month: CenterState Banks of Florida ( CSFL) purchased Community National Bank at Bartow and Independent National Bank of Ocala, both of Florida, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on August 20. PacWest Bancorp ( PACW) acquired Los Padres Bank of Solvang, Calif. Westamerica Bancorporation ( WABC) picked up Sonoma Valley Bank of Sonoma, Calif. First Midwest Bancorp ( FMBI) purchased Palos Bank and Trust of Palos Heights, Ill.
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