Shares of Summit Bancorp of Princeton, N.J., got a lift Wednesday amid speculation about a possible takeover by FleetBoston Financial Corp.

Summit's stock rose $3.50, or 11.36%, to close at $34.3125, and FleetBoston, after falling to $37.125 in morning trading, climbed 31.25 cents, or 0.81%, to close at $39. Elsewhere, the stock market got mixed signals Wednesday. Oil prices rose again, and orders for durable goods increased, showing sustained strength in the U.S. economy and hinting at the possibility of inflation.

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