DENNIS KUESTER, right, and Joseph Delgadillo head M&I Data Services, the Milwaukee-based outsourcer. The steady-going subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. expects its solid record of growth to continue. Pullout section REGIONAL BANKING: AUTO LENDERS heard some encouraging words last week from a respected Wall Street analyst: Fears of a sales slowdown this year are probably exaggerated. Page 8 BANKING ANALYSTS said the leaders of Bank of Boston's international operations have been struggling for power since Constantin Boden, executive vice president of international banking, retired in January. Page 8 COMMUNITY BANKING: IT'S LESS THAN 50 miles as the crow flies from BankWindsor's Nerstrand, Minn., headquarters to its flagship branch in downtown Minneapolis. But the bank's operations in the two communities are worlds apart. Page 5 CREDIT UNIONS: THE NATIONAL Credit Union Administration is still actively supporting Patelco Credit Union's internal investigation of alleged management abuses. Page 10 TWO MONTHS after its death, Capital Corporate Federal Credit Union haunted the National Association of Federal Credit Unions' government affairs conference last week. Page 12 TECHNOLOGY: BANK TECHNOLOGY stocks ended last week mostly lower, as bullish investors continued to push the overall equities market to new highs. Page 19 MORTGAGES: COUNTRYWIDE FUNDING Corp. has announced the promotion of Stanford L. Kurland to president - a title previously held by Angelo R. Mozilo, who remains chairman and chief executive of the lender and vice-chairman of its parent, Countrywide Credit Industries. Page 20 CREDIT/DEBIT/ATMs: HAVING more than doubled merchant acceptance last year, MasterCard's Maestro U.S.A. unit is beginning a national sweepstakes to encourage the display of decals informing customers they can use the on-line debit cards to shop. Page 22 INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: THERE ARE SIGNS that the gloomy outlook for bond mutual funds may be coming to an end. After a year of negative sales, investors started moving money back into bond funds in February. Page 24 WASHINGTON: FACING strong opposition on all sides, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., is rethinking his legislation to repeal the Glass Steagall Act. Page 2 LEGISLATION that would empower state insurance commissioners to regulate bank insurance sales has two major lobbying forces locking horns once again. Page 4 FINANCE: DESPITE an upwardly revised GDP estimate that caused a plunge in the stock and bond markets early Friday, economists remained confident that conditions would remain favorable to banks. The markets had recovered somewhat by day's end. Back page
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