SAN JOSE - The San Jose office of Comerica Bank-California's chief executive, J. Michael Fulton, is nondescript except for one unusual touch: a giant oil painting of a gorilla stamping through the rain forest.

The artwork, says Mi Fulton, reminds him that the Golden State's banking market is a jungle ruled over by such prodigious primates as BankAmerica Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co.

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