Rules set to ward off crisis at banks

Regulators adopt liquidity measure

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 2:35 a.m.

Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

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