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From the Associated Press
You may find fewer giveaways at
your local bank, and persuading a
friend to deposit money won't earn you
a bonus any more, under rules announ-
ced by a federal regulatory committee
The committee imposed new restric-
tions on the premiums-the clocks, the
toasters, the pots and pans-that many
financial institutions have been using to
attract customers. It also outlawed the
"finders fees," which were particularly
popular in the Northeast. These
fees-paid not to the depositor but to a
third party-were often worth hundreds
of dollars in cash or in merchandise like
AT THE SAME time, the regulators
set a 5/ per cent limit on the amount of
interest that can be paid on NOW ac-
counts-interest-bearing checking ac-
counts-and decided against an im-
mediate change in the maximum
allowable 'interest rates on passbook
The regulations-which take effect
Dec. 31-will mean that banks and
savings and loan associations will start
stressing service instead of gifts, ac-
cording to industry officials.
"Banks are going to be offering
packages of services," said Barbara
Harrelson of the American Bankers
Association. They might, for example,
offer a debit card to anyone who opens a
NOW account. A debit card looks like a
credit card but is used instead of a
check; the money is subtracted from
your account as soon as the record of
the transaction clears the bank.
The rules were issued Tuesday by the
Depository Institutions Deregulation
Committee, which was set up earlier
this year to supervise the gradual
deregulation of the banking industry.
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Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Arguments continue on
Detroit census conflict
DETROIT-The battle continued yesterday over the 1980 census here
where lawyers argued that the results for Detroit were significantly lower
than the actual population, and demanded a revision.
"What is involved in this case is a most fundamental principle of
democratic government in this nation," argued Robert Sedler, one of the
city's two attorneys. He argued that without a correct population figure,
Detroit will lose millions of dollars in state and federal aid.
"When we put aside the statistics," Sedler argued in his closing
argument, "and the numbers and scientific techniques, we are talking about
people. We are talking about the right of people to equal representation."
It is now up to U.S. District Judge Horace Gilmore to issue a decision in
China has new premier
PEKING-China's parliament, ending an historic 12-day session,
formally installed Zhao Ziyang as premier yesterday, and passed a series of
new laws bringing the nation of 1 billion a step closer to democracy.
Three new ministes were brought in to fill the vacant seats in a new 14-
man cabinet-down from 18. The carefully orchestrated reshuffle is the
biggest bloodless leadership change in 31 years of Communist rule. Nearly
all the new leaders share the currently-overriding vision of a modern,
prosperous China through political and economic reforms and the renun-
ciation of the nation's ideology-dominated past.
"We should strive to further unfold the democratic spirit of this
session," said congress Chairman Ye Jianying. He hailed the leadership
change as "greatly significant to our cause of modernization."
Egyptian poet summoned for
violating 'Law of Shame'
CAIRO-Abdel Rahman el Abnoudy, a popular Egyptian poet, appeared
before a court yesterday, the first literary figure known to have been sum-
moned for investigation under the Law of Shame.
The Law of Shame, passed by Parliament in April at the personal urging
of President Anwar Sadat, seeks to control public behavior and check
corruption and abuse of power. The summoning of Abdel Rahman caused
concern among moderate and left-leaning opposition party leaders that this
might be the first step by the Sadat regime to silence critics.
Abdel Rahman, who opposes Sadat's peace moves with Israel, and
writes in simple coloquial Arabic criticizing aspects of ordinary life in
Egypt, appeared with two lawyers. There is no word on the next step in the
case, and the poet said he did not know whether he would be called for fur-
Study reveals companionship
aids mother during childbirth
BOSTON-Women who have a friendly companion with them during
childbirth experience faster, simpler deliveries and are more affectionate
toward their newborn babies, a study shows.
"Certainly a rule is that no mother should ever labor and deliver alone
without a companion," Dr. John Kennel, one of the researchers, said in an
interview. "That's awfully clear."
The results are "particularly relevant to the care of low-income, single,
or teen-age mothers, who may not recieve positive support from their
families during labor and delivery and who may have had no formal or
strong cultural preparation for childbirth," the researchers wrote in the
study, published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
White House Counsel Lloyd Cutler disclosed yesterday that Billy Carter
agreed to register as a Libyan agent within one day of being advised to do so
by his brother, President Carter.
In testimony before a special Senate subcommittee, Cutler defended the
president's action in urging his younger brother to comply with Justice
Department demands that he file under the Foreign Agents Registration
Meanwhile, the House voted 260-124 to pursue its independent in-
vestigation of Billy Carter's affairs. The vote means the House will continue
to press for documents bearing on the case.
Sorry about that.
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Volume XCI, No. 7
Thursday, September 11, 1980
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