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Previewing guidelines on customer privacy, Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr. said the agency will urge banks to make it easier for consumers to block distribution of personal data. Page 2

FDIC Chairman Donna A. Tanoue says merging the insurance funds is at the top of her financial reform agenda. Page 3


Some junk bond issuers are not as creditworthy as they were a year ago, according to two major rating agencies. Page 4

Opening 105 supermarket branches took a toll last year on TCF Financial of Minneapolis. But its CEO says his supermarket strategy beats acquiring banks, which he said is even more costly. Page 5


Three states are close to passing legislation that would partly protect banks from lawsuits relating to year-2000 computer problems. Page 8


Detroit-based Comerica, aided by its trust alliance with PaineWebber, is reaching into new markets across the country for wealthy prospects. Page 10


The home banking technology provider Corillian emerged a winner in SunTrust Banks' merger with Crestar Financial of Richmond, Va. Page 13


DLJdirect has risen to the top of a widely followed quarterly ranking of Internet brokerage sites. Page 15


Countrywide Home Loans bought software designed to ensure that its on- line lending systems will be able to handle growing volume. Page 17


Discover Financial Services struck a deal with an Internet directory service to help smaller merchants establish Web sites and drive traffic to them. Page 19


A few bank stocks roared back to within 1% of their 52-week highs this week as the broader market rebounded. But First Tennessee of Memphis was already there. A high stock price is a priority of First Tennessee chairman Ralph Horn, who spends roughly 20% of his time speaking with analysts and investors. "We want to get our story out," he says. Page 30


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