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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: banks
August 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Fired bank teller: Did he deserve to be fired by Key Bank?

Another beer summit, this time for fired teller Key Bank should reinstate the employee they fired [“Bank teller foils holdup, nabs suspect — loses job,” page one, August 1] for chasing down the bank robber. The public’s reaction is going to be on the side of the fired bank employee’s. That way they could all –even…

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July 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Chase and fireworks: Sponsorships do pay off

Sponsorships — like Seattle’s fireworks — do pay off I don’t expect Chase to survive if they really believe sponsorships are not a their sweet spot [“No more cuts for Seattle, Chase CEO Dimon says,” Business, July 16]. Sponsorships are the only area of advertising that is growing in this economy, according to IEG. Bank of America…

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April 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Breaking up banks

Solution: enforcing oversight controls The conclusion of Sunday’s editorial states, “A new antitrust law is needed. No American company should be too big to fail” [“Break up banks ‘too big to fail,’ ” Opinion, April 26]. I would opine that your comment is an epiphany, not a solution, and only states the obvious. I was a senior…

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March 4, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Banks and the economy

Capitalizing their profits, socializing their losses This is a really basic issue. If I make a bad business decision, I must personally bear the consequence. Why are we allowing the banking industry to capitalize their profits and socialize their losses? If we are willing to save the banks from their incredibly poor management, should we not demand…

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