Intuit Inc. moved Thursday to gain credibility in the home loan business, announcing a deal to buy Rock Financial Corp. -- a Bingham Farms, Mich., lender -- for $370 million of stock.

The companies said Rock's Web site, RockLoans.com, would be merged into Intuit's QuickenMortgage.com site six months after the deal closes in December and that Rock would be featured as a lender on the site in the meantime.

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