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It's going to be a long weekend for Cyprus

Mar 22, 2013
The European Central Bank has given the small island nation until Monday to agree on a new plan to raise billions of dollars and avoid bankruptcy.

Could the Cyprus deposit tax lead to a bank run?

Mar 19, 2013
Bank runs become a problem because banks don’t actually have a lot of money in the bank. Your deposit, to a bank, is a loan -- and most of that money gets lent out again.

Why a bank run is bad

Jun 1, 2012
A bank run occurs when customers run down to the bank and demand their money back. So, why can't the bank just return the cash? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains using a human heart analogy.
A bank run occurs when customers run down to the bank and demand their money back. So, why can't the bank just return the cash? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains using a human heart analogy.
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