Your Money: Aug. 24, 1998

CAR COSTS HIT THE BRAKES

Americans buying cars are in the driver's seat, with vehicles more affordable than at any time in 18 years, according to a new study by Comerica Bank. Last week Ford said prices on its 1999 models would drop an average of 0.3%, the first such slide in 30 years. Prices at Chrysler and Nissan will also stay largely the same, with more options thrown in.

MUTUAL FUNDS GET PERSONAL

Wonder how your fund manager invests his money? Under a proposed Securities and Exchange Commission regulation, it may get easier to find out in prospectuses what he's...

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