John Allison, who retired this week as BB&T Corp.'s chief executive but remains its chairman, could be in line for one last honor for his stewardship of the Winston-Salem, N.C., companyMr. Allison is one of four finalists for Morningstar Inc.'s 2008 CEO of the Year award. Pat Dorsey, the research company's director of stock analysis, said in a press release that the longtime CEO is being recognized for a conservative business approach that "shined strongly" during the credit crisis.

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