Impervious to volatility in Treasury bill prices, which could affect the cost of debt issuance, six banks came to market with a total of $950 million in bonds Wednesday and Thursday.

Mellon Bank Corp. and First Bank System Inc. issued $300 million and $125 million, respectively, in 10-year paper, while Wachovia Corp. ($100 million), Norwest Corp. ($200 million), and Banc One Corp. ($150 million) all brought five-year notes to market.

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