The market value of the nation's 100 largest banks edged up a scant 0.77% during the second quarter, in sharp contrast to the breakneck growth rate of previous quarters. Page 26


Senate Banking Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato vowed that he would get his legislation banning ATM surcharges enacted this year by any means necessary. Page 2


Great American Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pittsburgh is getting out of the data processing business. Page 7


Prepayments continued to bedevil real estate investment trusts as Thornburg reported a 46% drop in earnings. Page 9


A Massachusetts bank is trying to cut the rope on an internal tug-of-war over investment customers by dismantling its full-service brokerage and melding some of its functions with the trust department. Page 10


Wells Fargo is trying to sell nearly a quarter of its $4.4 billion credit card portfolio, but few takers have come forward, say sources familiar with the bidding process. Page 13


ON-LINE BANKING: With nearly 9,000 U.S. banks not yet wired to the Internet, the market for Internet banking software is heating up. Page 14

Throwing its weight into another potentially significant realm of electronic commerce, Microsoft unveiled its homebuying Web site, HomeAdvisor. Page 14


A prominent First Chicago NBD executive has been tapped to lead commercial banking products after the merger with Banc One. Page 24


Shares of Commerce Bancorp, Cherry Hill, N.J., spotlighted the fickleness of the stock market, by failing to ignite despite a glowing evaluation by a major investment firm. Back page

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