Smooth merger integration helped Firstar Corp., SunTrust Banks, and BB&T Corp. post second-quarter earnings reports Tuesday that were comfortably in line with analysts' expectations.

The November merger of Star Banc with the old Firstar Corp. continued to pay off in impressive revenue growth, helping the Milwaukee banking company post a 14.8% gain in second-quarter earnings, to $170.8 million.

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