National City

( NCC), crippled by bad real-estate loans, is in talks with a number of banks about a possible sale, the

Wall Street Journal


Among the potential buyers for the regional bank are

PNC Financial

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and Toronto-based

Bank of Nova Scotia

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. PNC declined to comment Wednesday, and Bank of Nova Scotia couldn't be reached.

National City declined to comment, the



Shares of National City closed Wednesday at $2.23.

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