ST. LOUIS - Commerce Bancshares is a tortoise and proud of it.

As other banks rushed into highly leveraged deals that later soured, and made Third World loans not even a Marine could collect on, Missouri-based Commerce stuck to its steady-but-sure strategy of lending close to home.

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