WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan occasionally tips off the White House on changes in interest rates and is likely to continue doing so, according to -Alan Blinder, a member of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers.

Blinder, whose has been nominated by Clinton to serve as vice chairman of the Fed, made the revelation in written comments responding to questions from members of the Senate Banking Committee. The committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Blinder's nomination.

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