BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - D. Paul Jones Jr., chairman and CEO of Compass Bancshares Inc., eases stress by listening to classical music in his office.

But as relaxing as it may be, neither Mr. Jones nor his bank is about to be lulled into a false sense of security at a time when shrinking net interest margins and weak loan demand threaten future profits for many banks.

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