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Morgan Chase: No NW Wamu Branches to Close

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Kennewick, WA- A spokeswoman for JP Morgan Chase says the company is not going to close any branch of Washington Mutual Bank in the Northwest.

The bank has announced plans to close 57 Washington Mutual branches in the Chicago area by March. That's about half the WAMU branches in the Chicago area.

All totaled, Morgan Chase is closing 299 WAMU locations nationwide, but a spokeswoman of Morgan Chase in Seattle tells us no WAMU branch in Washington state will be closing.

       Morgan Chase purchased Washington Mutual after the Seattle-based thrift failed in late September, the biggest bank collapse in U.S. history.