04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Southern California's 'Problem' Banks: A Rundown

The FDIC says it was watching 702 of them in the fourth quarter of 2009, up from 252 for the same period a year earlier. "Problem" banks are those receiving closer scrutiny by the feds, usually because they have weak capital cushions to prevent against failure. Keep in mind that not all problem banks will fail, but being on the list is not a great sign.

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