Bank stocks were mostly lower again. BankAmerica Corp. was off 62.5 cents to $46.50, Marshall & Ilsley Corp. was down 87.5 cents to $23.375, and Wachovia Corp. was down 62.5 cents to $34.

A major gainer was Wells Fargo & Co., up $1.875 to $119.75. State Street Boston Corp., which announced a share buyback, rose 37.5 cents to $34.875.

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