A sign is seen outside offices of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in the City of London, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Lloyds Banking Group PLC slid to a first-half loss on the back of a big charge related to the ... more 
A sign is seen outside offices of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in the City of London, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Lloyds Banking Group PLC slid to a first-half loss on the back of a big charge related to the mis-selling of products to customers and to a writedown of Irish assets. Taxpayer-backed Lloyds reported Thursday a net loss of 2.3 billion pounds ($3.8 billion) for the six months ending June 30 compared with a profit of 596 million pounds in the same period a year earlier. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Dunham
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 6:10 AM EDT