Martha Hayes of First Union's small-business lending unit will walk a fine line when the Money Store deal closes. "There's a big opportunity," she says, but "the goal is not to cannibalize the market." Page 16


With financial reform and credit union legislation out of the way, the House Banking Committee chairman said the focus will shift to privacy, money laundering, and interest payments on reserves. Page 2


First American of Nashville has agreed to two acquisitions that would move it into a tie for No. 1 in statewide deposit market share. Page 7


Cendant and lead lender Chase have agreed to add $1.25 billion to a $2 billion loan package backing Cendant's recent buyouts. Page 9


To make Philadelphia the hub of its Middle Atlantic private client business, J.P. Morgan plans to move 15 professionals to new office space there in July. Page 10


Excitement over Gold Banc's five planned acquisitions has sent stock of the Leawood, Kan., company soaring about 30% in the past two weeks. Page 14

For the first time in a decade, a new federally chartered savings bank is being readied to open in California. Page 14


Visa U.S.A. has begun a national education program to combat the rising cost of no-shows at hotels. Page 18


The year-2000 computer problem is taking its toll on ATMmanufacturer Diebold. Page 22

State Street says it will introduce a service to execute fixed-income trades electronically. Page 23


Some securities broker-dealers could post surprisingly strong earnings for the second quarter, Merrill Lynch said in a report. Page 33

As Fed officials watch warily, a tug-of-war intensifies between opposing forces that have kept interest rates unchanged. Page 33

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