SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Co. has reached an agreement to install automated teller machines at most of Wal-Mart's department stores in California.

The San Francisco-based bank is the third financial institution to strike such an agreement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark., in recent months. Earlier this year, Star Banc Corp., Cincinnati, and Boatmen's Bancshares Inc., St. Louis, began installing ATMs in stores in their respective regions.

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