Your Money: Nov. 23, 1998

Bad for Lungs and Wallets

A costly habit may get costlier. A $206 billion agreement reached between the tobacco industry and state attorneys general, who had sued to recoup Medicaid costs, could lift the price of a cigarette pack by about 40[cents] over five years (vs. $1.10 under an earlier proposal). But perhaps your kids will save a bundle--if tobacco firms fulfill a pledge not to promote their products to young people.

Women Earn Bottom at Top

More women may be climbing to the top of the corporate ladder, but they're still not making as much as their male colleagues....

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