BROKER-DEALERS: Proposal by the Fed to reduce record keeping and accounting burdens on bank broker-dealers. Published July 1. Comments were due Aug. 2.

INTERLOCKS: Proposal by the Fed to drop Regulation R, which prevents interlocking management of bank holding company and mutual fund boards. Published July 3. Comments were due Aug. 2.

CURRENCY REPORTS: Proposal by the Treasury Department to stop requiring currency transaction reports for publicly traded businesses and for companies filing consolidated tax forms. Published April 24. Approved as an interim rule May 1. Comments were due Aug. 1 on the final rule.

CHECK CLEARING: Proposal by the Fed to eliminate inconsistent, outdated, and duplicative rules governing check clearing. Published May 21. Comments were due July 19.

REGULATION Z: Proposal by the Fed to exempt debt cancellation fees from Truth-in-Lending disclosures and to create a safe harbor for minor errors in the disclosures. Published May 21. Comments were due June 26.

PAYING DIRECTORS: Proposal by the Federal Housing Finance Board to let the 12 Home Loan banks devise their own pay plans for directors. Published April 22. Comments were due June 21.

REGULATION O: Proposal by the Fed to exempt bank executives who are not in policymaking jobs from most insider lending rules. Published May 3. Comments were due June 17.

CREDIT UNION MANAGERS: Proposal by the NCUA to tighten restrictions on directors and officers seeking exemptions from interlocking-management rules. Published March 25. Comments were due May 24.

THRIFT LENDING: Proposal by the OTS to give savings institutions more flexibility in lending and investing. Published Jan. 17. Comments were due April 16.

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