In an argeement with ramifications for the credit card and electronic commerce markets, Wells Fargo & Co. said it would join with on-line auction site eBay Inc. in a venture to let individuals accept payments over the Internet nearly as easily as they make them.

The deal, announced Wednesday, is something of a rarity for electronic commerce, given its focus on person-to-person transactions rather than the business-to-business market so coveted by companies pursuing Internet opportunities.

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