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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES last week passed a tax-cut bill that contains a 10-year phaseout of the estate tax. However, repeal of the tax, a supermarket-industry legislative goal, is far from certain, as the White House opposes the entire package and the Senate is set to vote on a different plan.l 1999 fourth quarter as a result of the closing.GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA and the FOOD MARKETING

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES last week passed a tax-cut bill that contains a 10-year phaseout of the estate tax. However, repeal of the tax, a supermarket-industry legislative goal, is far from certain, as the White House opposes the entire package and the Senate is set to vote on a different plan.

l 1999 fourth quarter as a result of the closing.

GROCERY MANUFACTURERS OF AMERICA and the FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE, both in Washington, said a study they conducted revealed there

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