A page 1 article on Aug. 5, "NationsBank and B of A Tie Advisers' Fees to Stock Prices," erred in reporting that the sales forces of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are actively promoting the stocks of BankAmerica Corp. and NationsBank Corp.

Merrill says it has not attempted to use its sales force to influence the price of either stock. In fact, Merrill says its retail brokers are barred from soliciting orders for the stocks.

Goldman is thought to follow similar policies, though it declined to comment.

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