Ohio's Banc One Corp. posted second quarter earnings Tuesday of $315.9 million, up 12.06%, while Chicago's Continental Bank Corp. said it boosted earnings by 26%, to $77 million.

Bane One's profitability, though hearty, was virtually flat from a year ago, and it was down slightly from the first quarter. The Columbus-based banking company said rising short-term rates clipped its net interest margin.

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