WASHINGTON

The American Bankers Association has scheduled a special board meeting for Saturday in Chicago but is keeping the agenda under wraps. Page 3

The Senate unanimously confirmed Stuart E. Eizenstat as deputy Treasury secretary. He is expected to be a major player in negotiations on financial reform legislation. Page 3

COMMUNITY/REGIONAL

Two southeastern state banking associations have been denied membership in a trade group council because of their affiliation with the ABA. Page 6

A Louisiana bank that rejected an overture from Hibernia in favor of independence will triple its branches through a deal with Bank One. Page 6

MORTGAGES

IndyMac survived the tough times that hit the real estate investment trust sector last year and now has a deal that would make it a depository institution. Page 7

DIGITAL FRONTIERS

Harris is building on groundwork laid by its parent, Bank of Montreal, as it prepares to roll out services for banking through wireless devices. Page 8

Excite Home has two agreements that will allow it to equip merchants with e-commerce capabilities and connect them to millions of shoppers. Page 8

TECHNOLOGY

Some customers of Internet banks have nothing but praise for the personalized and efficient service they say these banks deliver. Page 9

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

Despite an enduring bull market, equity-linked certificates of deposit- favored by conservative investors-seem to be making a comeback. Page 10

BB&T has agreed to acquire a North Carolina insurance agency, continuing a buying spree that has brought in seven agencies since January. Page 10

CARDS

The merchant-acquiring unit of Barclays is changing its network for electronic point of sale processing to Transaction Network Services. Page 11

MARKETS

California's Bank Plus said it expects to report losses as high as $13 million, or 66 cents per share, in the second quarter. Back page

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