WASHINGTON — Marty Gruenberg, the No. 2 at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is expected to be nominated shortly as the agency's chairman, according to several sources.

Though the White House is remaining silent on a forthcoming package of financial services nominees, Gruenberg's ascension has been rumored for months, with no other likely candidate mentioned. A former top aide on the Senate Banking Committee, Gruenberg has been the FDIC's vice chairman since 2005, and briefly was its acting head before the confirmation of Sheila Bair.

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