New York -- Bank stocks retreated Tuesday, initially driven down by concern about potential problems at California's large banks.

Wells Fargo & Co. fell $3.375, to $80.625. BankAmerica Corp., which was off as much as $2, ended the day down 87.5 cents, to $46.50. First Interstate Bancorp, with most of its assets outside California, fell more moderately, sliding 62.5 cents to $39.625.

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