WASHINGTON - If elected President, Gov. George W. Bush will order a comprehensive review of the regulations - including merchant banking opportunities and privacy protections - written to implement the Gramm-Leach-Bliley financial modernization law, according to his closest economic adviser.

"A major priority of a Bush Treasury Department will likely be a complete review of the post-Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations with a goal of completing and improving them where possible," said Lawrence B. Lindsey, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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