The Justice Dept. Flexes And The Banks Cringe

Caribou, Me., isn't on the international financial map. Nor is Kauai, Hawaii. But money-center bankers rushing to participate in the nationwide wave of bank mergers are about to learn more than they ever wanted to know about these obscure markets. The Justice Dept. has made examples of them to launch its new campaign to use the antitrust laws to check anticompetitive bank mergers.

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