Bank stocks fell Wednesday after a surprisingly strong report on the U.S. economy rekindled inflation jitters just a day after the Federal Reserve left unchanged short-term interest rates.

The American Banker index of the 50 largest banks fell 0.63% and its index of 225 banks fell 0.94%. Some of the biggest losers of the day included J.P. Morgan & Co. $1.875, or 1.46%, to $126.50, and Citigroup Inc. $1, or 1.79%%, to $55.

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