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Washington Outlook: Capital Wrapup


The death of Senator Quentin N. Burdick (D-N.D.) could mean a significant shift of power to the Northeast on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. Although new Chairman Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.) has been de facto head of the panel during Burdick's illness, only now will he get full power, including the right to hire his own staff. Meanwhile, North Dakotans face a bothersome voting schedule: They'll vote on Nov. 3 to pick a successor to retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad and then, not later than Dec. 8, will fill the two years left in Burdick's term.Edited by Stephen H. Wildstrom

The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch
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