North Fork Bancorp may not be alone for long in its pursuit of Dime Bancorp.

With Dime's deal to merge with Mahwah, N.J.-based Hudson United Bancorp all but dead, Dime shareholders are busy speculating about other suitors, and the short list of candidates emerging is not all that surprising: Citigroup, HSBC USA Inc., and ABN Amro.

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