Big Banks Photos on Townhall

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              FILE - In this  Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the small business administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, Mills, the

    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the small business administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, Mills, the

    Posted: 2/11/2013 4:43:28 PM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the small business administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. On Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration as it focused on helping small companies recover from the Great Recession, is stepping down. Under her leadership, the SBA brought more than 1,000 community banks to its lending programs and it won a commitment from 13 big banks to increase their lending to small businesses over three years. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
  •  - File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    Posted: 10/9/2012 7:30:22 PM EST
    A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York in this July 13, 2012, file photo. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
  •  - File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    Posted: 10/9/2012 7:30:22 PM EST
    A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York in this July 13, 2012, file photo. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
  •  - File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    Posted: 10/9/2012 6:57:10 PM EST
    A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York in this July 13, 2012, file photo. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
  •  - File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    Posted: 10/9/2012 6:57:10 PM EST
    A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York in this July 13, 2012, file photo. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
  •  - File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    File photo of a Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York

    Posted: 10/9/2012 4:50:34 PM EST
    A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York in this July 13, 2012, file photo. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a civil mortgage fraud lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co in the latest legal volley against big banks for their lending during the housing boom, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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              FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2005, file photo U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health Committee hearing on drug importation. Carmona, who is r

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2005, file photo U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health Committee hearing on drug importation. Carmona, who is r

    Posted: 10/7/2012 9:43:19 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2005, file photo U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Health Committee hearing on drug importation. Carmona, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, is targeted by his Democrat opponent, Jeff Flake, in the 2012 race as having been recruited by the President to run as a Democrat. As election day nears political strategists are pointing more clearly to the election's decisive issues: defending Medicare, creating jobs and standing up to powerful interest, be it Big Oil, big banks or big Washington. (AP Photo/Hans Ericsson, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2006 file photo, Sandy Weill, chairman of Citigroup, exits Carnegie Hall in New York where the annual shareholders meeting was held. Weill, the aggress

    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2006 file photo, Sandy Weill, chairman of Citigroup, exits Carnegie Hall in New York where the annual shareholders meeting was held. Weill, the aggress

    Posted: 7/25/2012 3:18:41 PM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2006 file photo, Sandy Weill, chairman of Citigroup, exits Carnegie Hall in New York where the annual shareholders meeting was held. Weill, the aggressive dealmaker who built Citigroup on the idea that in banking, bigger is better, said on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Wednesday, July 25, 2012 that he believes big banks should be broken up. It's an idea that's traditionally more in line with the banking industry's harshest critics, not its founding fathers. It's an ironic twist coming from an empire-builder who nursed Citigroup into a behemoth. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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    To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:19:23 AM EST
    A woman looks through a doorway at a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
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    To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:18:08 AM EST
    A sign posted at a foreclosed home, where squatters have been living, is pictured during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
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    To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:17:05 AM EST
    Activist BonBon Hurd walks through a foreclosed home, where squatters have been living, during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
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    To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:15:54 AM EST
    Activists stand in a living room of a foreclosed home, where squatters have been living, during a blight tour that the activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
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    To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT

    Posted: 6/8/2012 12:13:01 AM EST
    Activists gather outside a foreclosed home, where squatters have been living, during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. To match Feature USA-HOUSING/BLIGHT REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - A woman looks through a doorway at a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    A woman looks through a doorway at a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:09:54 PM EST
    A woman looks through a doorway at a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - A child stands with his mother outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    A child stands with his mother outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:08:11 PM EST
    A child stands with his mother outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - A community activist walks outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    A community activist walks outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:06:57 PM EST
    A community activist walks outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry walks through a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry walks through a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:05:49 PM EST
    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry (L) walks through a foreclosed home with community activists during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)
  •  - Activist Jose Jaime posts a sign in front of a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Activist Jose Jaime posts a sign in front of a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:04:27 PM EST
    Activist Jose Jaime posts a sign in front of a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - A sign posted at a foreclosed home where squatters have been living is pictured during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    A sign posted at a foreclosed home where squatters have been living is pictured during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:03:07 PM EST
    A sign posted at a foreclosed home where squatters have been living is pictured during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
  •  - Activists gather outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Activists gather outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour in Los Angeles, California

    Posted: 5/17/2012 6:01:46 PM EST
    Activists gather outside a foreclosed home where squatters have been living during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties in Los Angeles, California, May 17, 2012. Activists are calling on city leaders to enforce LA's blight ordinance that allows the city to collect $1,000 a day from banks that do not maintain their foreclosed homes, which activists say should be used to rebuild the neighborhoods. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)