14 Mar 2023 09:45

The Implosion of Silicon Valley Bank

With federal regulators planning to take over the collapsed Silicon Valley Bank, a 40-year-old institution based in California, nearly $175 billion in customer deposits will be placed under the authorities’ control.

The lender’s demise is the second-largest bank failure in U.S. history and the largest since the financial crisis in 2008. The debacle raised concerns that other banks could face problems, too.

Guest: Emily Flitter, a finance correspondent for The New York Times.

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