WASHINGTON

The Fed Chairman warned that the House financial reform bill would impose extra CRA requirements on banks entering new businesses. Page 2

NATIONAL/GLOBAL

Underwriters affiliated with U.S. banks continued to increase their share of the domestic IPO market last quarter, bringing 22 companies public-about 50% more than a year earlier. Page 4

SunTrust is conducting what one analyst called a "kinder, gentler merger" that includes plans to reduce its work force by just 1% this year. Page 5

COMMUNITY/REGIONAL

A Las Vegas community bank says it is trying to track down nearly $2 million that it supplied to an independent operator of ATMs. Page 6

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would let more banks sell insurance. Page 6

MORTGAGES

A former Finet executive has started a subprime wholesale mortgage bank in Carlsbad, Calif., that takes a less-than-somber approach to the business. Page 7

CARDS

Southeast Bankcard Association plans to offer Internet access to card data through a service from First Data Direct Banking. Page 11

DIGITAL FRONTIERS

Internet software built for Northern Trust's wealthiest private banking customers may be raising the bar on Internet banking expectations. Page 12

A bet by Sanchez Computer Associates that it could ease major banks off their mainframe-based core processing systems is paying off within ING. Page 12

TECHNOLOGY Page 13

MARKETS

Republic New York and Compass shares surged as investors speculated that the companies were up for sale. Back page

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