Minneapolis-based First Bank System on Tuesday posted fourth quarter earnings of $110.5 million, a 15.2% increase over the same period in 1993, while Cincinnati-based Star Banc Corp. said earnings rose 14.8% to $30.4 million.

Acquisitions influenced results at both Midwest outfits. First Bank posted stellar profitability, while Star Banc saw its return on assets slip.

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