In Brief: Feb. 21, 2000

FEE YOU LATER Scudder Kemper has decided that to keep and lure investors, it has to lower costs and simplify choices. That's a good start. The company is cutting the number of funds offered from 77 to 43. Say goodbye to the Scudder Financial Services Fund. Say hello to lower fees: the expense ratio for the Scudder Balanced Fund will fall to .77% from 1.33% if the plan is approved. We vote yes.

STAR BUCKS What would you pay to shoot a round of golf with Tiger Woods? (And how many strokes would you get?) A new site called

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