Banknorth Group, First American Corp., and other regional banks advanced Tuesday as the sector delivered solid earnings as promised-with no hint of any impact from Asia's problems.

For regional and community banks, "it was a quarter with few if any surprises in the level of earnings and nature of the earnings stream," said analyst Frank J. Barkocy of Josephthal & Co.

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