NEW YORK - Dreyfus Corp. is going after assets traditionally kept in banks. The mutual funds giant is sending shareholders an eight-page booklet titled, "Bond Mutual Fund Basics - A Guide to Investing in Bond Mutual Funds."

Investors need not read far to get the message. The opening paragraph of the guide states that "traditional savings accounts, money market accounts, and short-term certificates of deposit may no longer be suitable for the needs of many of today's investors."

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