Treasury Secretary Yellen: U.S. Could Backstop More Deposits if Necessary to Support Banking System


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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. government is already taking steps to backstop deposits, saying “similar actions could be warranted if smaller institutions suffer deposit runs that pose the risk of contagion.” Meanwhile, U.S. officials are studying ways to temporarily expand FDIC coverage to all deposits if needed in a crisis. “The Hash” panel discusses the latest developments amid a brewing banking crisis.