Senate leaders have finally agreed to meet to hash out a deal on financial reform legislation, and debate could begin on the floor as early as Monday.

The leadership meeting, slated for today, had been delayed for two weeks as Majority Leader Trent Lott and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Phil Gramm searched for common ground with Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, the committee's ranking Democrat.

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