Mercantile Bancorp. of St. Louis has scheduled a special board meeting for today amid signs that the company is in merger talks.

Firstar Corp. of Milwaukee is being mentioned as the likeliest buyer, though an auction is possible, sources close to Mercantile said. Mercantile and Firstar declined repeated requests for comments.

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