Resistivity, thermoelectric power, Hall effect, and magnetic susceptibility measurements are reported in the normal state of the high-Tc compounds YBa2Cu3O7-y and GdBa2Cu3O7-y. The results are different from those expected for an uncorrelated metallic band. We suggest that Coulomb interactions are important and that the interaction energy is comparable to or larger than the uncorrelated bandwidth, leading to moderately heavy-fermion-like behavior in the normal state. The Sommerfeld coefficient calculated from the susceptibility indicates that the electron-phonon coupling constant at Tc is not unusually large. © 1987 The American Physical Society.