WASHINGTON — The White House keeps insisting it has not made a final choice for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but there is a growing expectation that Elizabeth Warren will soon get the nod.

The head of the Independent Community Bankers of America said Monday that he thinks Warren has a "better than even chance" of being nominated, probably within the next two weeks. Several other industry observers put that figure even higher, saying it has become increasingly clear in recent weeks that Obama was leaning toward Warren, even if that meant a contentious nomination battle that may force him to make a recess appointment.

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