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Economy
4:15 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Flint's Citizens Bank is being sold to Ohio bank

The Citizens Bank 'weatherball' has been a Flint landmark since the 1950's. But for how much longer?
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

There are concerns that Flint could lose a major corporate headquarters.

Flint-based Citizens Bank is being bought by an Ohio bank for nearly a billion dollars.

Citizens has been an important institution in Flint since the bank was founded in 1871.  Citizens Bank loaned General Motors founder William Durant money he needed to start his manufacturing career.

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