Bank stocks rallied Tuesday, boosted for a second day by solid earnings reports from several banks.

American Banker's index of 50 banks rose 0.79%, and its index of 225 banks was up 1.03%. Gainers included Bank One Corp., up $1, or 3.13%, to $32.9375; PNC Financial Services Group, up $1.25, or 2.75%, to $46.75; and Firstar Corp., up $1.625, or 6.91%, to $25.125.

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