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May 13, 1997

Missouri added its name to the growing list of states suing the tobacco industry to recover public money spent treating smoking-related illnesses. . . . One of Hong Kong's most prominent families sold its home on Victoria Peak for $94.17 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a house anywhere. . . . The European Commission will send a letter to U.S. aircraft makers Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. this month listing antitrust objections to their planned $13-billion merger. The letter will probably detail changes the companies will have to make in order for the merger to win regulatory approval. . . . Polaroid Corp. and Eastman Kodak Co. are negotiating to jointly market their film and cameras in Russia, a move that would mark the first collaboration between the photography rivals in 25 years.

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