WASHINGTON - Three of the four bank and thrift regulatory agencies will spend slightly more money in 2000 than they did in 1999, with only the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. making do with less.

The Federal Reserve Board approved a two-year operating budget of $387.6 million for 2000-01, an increase of $35.4 million over the previous two-year budget and a 4.9% increase on an annual basis.

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