the ALL program has been run on this file


WASHINGTON - Seeking to make safety-and-soundness exams less taxing, the OCC released a revised small-bank examiner handbook. Page 2


The trends in demand for small-business lending do not look good for community bank profits; a Fed survey found a decline in second-quarter demand. Page 3


Pacific Century Financial of Honolulu has reauthorized a stock repurchase program in what observers called a positive sign for a company stung by Asian economic turmoil. Page 4


Scudder Funds has created a Web site for investment professionals, underscoring its increased focus on selling mutual funds through financial intermediaries. Page 5


Richard J. Savard, who helped design Federated Department Stores' Family of Cards, discusses the program's goals and benefits. Page 7


The subprime lender Mego Mortgage hired a veteran thrift-turnaround specialist to take over from one of its founders. Page 8


Market volatility is unnerving investors, but for and other Internet-based information providers, it has its advantages. Page 9

Users of Intuit's Quicken personal finance software must prove they have suffered specific year-2000-related injuries before suing the company, a California judge ruled. Page 9


That flapping noise in the syndicated loan market is the sound of investors flying toward quality loans as the stock market swoons. Page 18

U.S. Bancorp said it has agreed to buy privately held Libra Investments, a boutique investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Page 18


Call them canny or crazy, but some analysts are making a big pitch for bank stocks while the market continues to pummel all equities. Back page

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.