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This week's most read content includes articles on pending deals between Synovus and FCB Financial, as well as Veritex and Green Bancorp.

Synovus' M&A surprise helps drive sell-off, but analysts say deal well-priced

Some investors had been expecting Synovus Financial Corp. to sell to another bank. Instead, it decided to expand its Florida footprint and acquire FCB Financial Holdings Inc. in a $2.9 billion deal.

With $1B bank deal, Veritex fuels up in Houston, expands in Dallas

Veritex Holdings Inc. will more than double in size and gain a substantial presence in Houston with its planned acquisition of Green Bancorp Inc. Investors balked initially amid concerns about the deal's size and pricing.

BB&T's short shopping list could be stymied by market's deal aversion

Banks have sold off following deal announcements, a growing trend that could derail BB&T Corp.'s desire to pursue a large deal.

Boenning wants to widen scope of depository i-banking coverage

With the hire of Kevin Ryan, Boenning & Scattergood Inc. is aiming to expand the geographic reach of its depository investment banking coverage into the Southeast and Northeast.

CFPB expands back office, slightly reduces overall staffing under Mulvaney

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has talked about streamlining the agency, but he has expanded his own office in the midst of a hiring freeze and overseen only a slight decrease in spending.