WASHINGTON - Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, a longtime nemesis of bankers, is beginning to sound like one of their best friends.

"I think you will find that it is this senator who spoke first about the onerous burden of placing taxes on state-chartered institutions," he said during a recent interview, deflecting a question about his once-strained relations with the banking industry.

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