WASHINGTON - House and Senate tax conferees yesterday began hammering out a compromise agreement on the tax provisions of their separate urban aid tax packages and energy bills.

The conferees were not expected to make major headway on their work until later today or tomorrow. But uncertainty over whether President Bush would sign a tax bill left a major cloud over the negotiations.

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