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Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
Business Budget for Monday, Nov. 16, 1998
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TOBACCO:WA_Negotiators on Monday unveiled a narrowed plan to settle lawsuits against the tobacco industry and give the 46 states that haven't already reached individual settlements a week to sign on or take their chances in court. With most states expected to go along, one question now is whether the deal will prompt Congress and the White House to take another crack at some of the issues left undone, such as giving the federal government more authority to regulate nicotine. Gail Gibson and Raja Mishra.
PHOTO of the announcement.
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TOBACCO:TB_1000 by William Neikirk in Washington.
TOBACCO-HIGHLIGHTS:WA_Highlights of the settlement.
FED:TB_A preview of Tuesday's Fed meeting at which the central bank is expected to cut rates again for the third time this fall. What are the reasons why the Fed should cut rates? And what are some factors that may prompt Greenspan & Co. to sit tight for the time being? Merrill Goozner.