SAN FRANCISCO - California businesses braced themselves Thursday for a second consecutive day of rolling blackouts, and the list of banks that were forced to shut down cash terminals or work with customers in the dark continued to grow.

The state's largest banks, Wells Fargo & Co. and Bank of America Corp., had the biggest problems in the power reductions, which hit a smattering of towns and neighborhoods in northern and central California from about 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST Wednesday.

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