As the Senate prepared to debate financial reform, Sen. Richard Shelby said he is crafting a bipartisan compromise on new powers for bank subsidiaries. Page 2

House passage of bankruptcy legislation this week is a given, but lenders need a huge margin of victory to get what they want from the three- year effort. Page 3


Antitrust authorities have launched an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices among underwriters of initial public offerings. Page 4

One year after its attempt to forge a merger deal with Mellon, Bank of New York is standing tall. Page 5


As the health-care industry's star fades on Wall Street, physician groups are more likely to turn to local banks for financing and lines of credit, a consultant says. Page 8


Some fund company executives are predicting the bull market will come to a grinding halt in a few years. Page 10


Standard & Poor's said it has created criteria for rating reverse- mortgage securitizations. Page 12


American Express has introduced a platinum corporate card for senior executives at midsize and larger companies. Page 15


Pegasystems executives are hoping their earnings report, scheduled for Tuesday, will begin to repair some recent damage on Wall Street. Page 17


The U.S. economy, so remarkably strong for so long, could finally be on a collision course with higher interest rates. Page 29

STATE STREET's shares dipped following a rare investment downgrade of the widely admired Boston bank. Back page


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