WASHINGTON — The debate over whether large banks are still "too big to fail" has spread like wildfire in recent months.

But much like an actual wildfire, the conditions had to be just right for the discussion to travel quite so widely and carry so much heat. Below are seven reasons that "too big to fail" has gained renewed focus recently — and why it isn't going away anytime soon.

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