WASHINGTON

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has broadened national banks' authority to sell crop insurance. Page 2

The government is expected to continue fighting the more than 120 so- called regulatory goodwill cases despite a judge's plea to settle. Page 3

REGIONAL BANKING

NationsBank said it will cut more than 6,000 jobs as it completes its merger with Florida's Barnett Banks. Page 5

COMMUNITY BANKING

Michigan community bank stocks spiked last month in the wake of National City Corp.'s $7 billion deal to buy First of America Bank Corp. Page 6

MORTGAGES

Centex of Dallas is the latest entrant in the manufactured-home loan market. Page 7

CORPORATE FINANCE

First Security of Salt Lake City has received approval from the Federal Reserve to establish an investment banking and securities subsidiary. Page 10

CREDIT/DEBIT/ATMs

Citibank and American Airlines added a platinum option to their AAdvantage line of cards for frequent travelers. Page 12

TECHNOLOGY

Atlanta-based Harbinger, one of the banking technology stocks hardest hit by October's market troubles, has had a modest rally. Page 14

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS

First Data Investor Services Group has been muscling its way in to the bank funds administration and distribution business. Since October, the Westborough, Mass.-based company has acquired bits and pieces of its competitors' business. But observers said the deals were not a great loss to the industry's leaders. Page 15

MARKET MONITOR

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WEEKLY REPORT: SMALL BUSINESS

Dime is one of the few large thrifts trying to break into small-business banking. Eleven small-business sales officers offer credit and deposit accounts as well as asset-based lending and equipment leasing. Page 8

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