WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and administration officials arescheduled to return to the bargaining table at 11:30 this morningto try again to iron out an agreement on a plan to buy illiquidassets from financial institutions.

Lawmakers yesterday announced an agreement in principle on the$700 billion plan but it fell apart, after House Republicanscomplained it was too expensive and involved too much governmentintervention in the private sector.

Those Republicans are pushing for the establishment of aninsurance system that the banks would finance, to rescue individualmortgages so the government wouldn't have to buy them.

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