Two weeks after calling off a merger with Hudson United Bancorp. that would have been voted on today, Dime Bancorp shareholders are waiting to see whether North Fork Bancorp will raise its hostile bid or whether a new merger partner will come forward.

Analysts have been speculating that M&T Bank Corp. in Buffalo might step in with a bid, possibly for as much as $20 to $25 a share.

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