Your Money: Apr. 5, 1999

BANKING ON PRIVACY Don't worry if a bank teller asks how your day is going--odds are he's not a government spy. After a huge public outcry over privacy, banking regulators last week dropped proposed "know your customer," anti-money-laundering rules that would have kept a closer eye on every customer transaction. But be aware that under the existing rules, if you deposit or withdraw more than $10,000 in cash, you'll still be reported to the feds.

DRIVE ON Now that gasoline prices are on the rise, you might want to consider trading in that gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicle for a more fuel-efficient model--perhaps...

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