Last year's moves by the Federal Reserve Board to boost interest rates are dividing the weak from the strong when it comes to fourth-quarter earnings reports.

Barnett Banks Inc. managed to beat Wall Street consensus estimates although its earnings were down from the third quarter because of a $13 million securities loss.

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