http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Regulators-shut-banks-in-apf-2813712325.html?x=0 More bank failures this week. 4 this week in fact...so this year since Jan 1 we have had 57 bank failures. Now, if you divide 57 by 28 weeks since the start of the year, thats an average of 2 per week. Wait a minute...we just had 4 this week....are banks failing at a faster rate now? I checked it out...yes! they are failing at a faster rate. Almost half of those bank failures happened in the last 6 or 7 weeks! 16 bank failures in July alone and we still have half the month left to go!