Young D. Chin made the biggest move of his life two years ago when he decided to leave the Midwest to work for PNC Bank Corp.'s investment unit in Philadelphia.

At the time, Mr. Chin, 37, had never lived outside his home town of Chicago. He had met his wife there, earned bachelor's and master's degrees there, and worked for 14 years as an economist and investment consultant at Harris Bank.

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