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J. Crew Group, New York, to Messner Vetere Berger McNamee Schmetterer/Euro RSCG, New York, to handle an estimated $6 million holiday campaign for its online division, jcrew.com.

UniWorld Group opens UniWorld West, in Long Beach, Calif., to handle Hispanic and multicultural advertising.

Stamps.com, Santa Monica, Calif., and eVineyards, Portland, Ore., to Wieden & Kennedy, Portland. Stamps.com, planning to sell postage stamps over the Internet, had been in discussions with BBDO/West.

Paymybills.com, Pasadena, Calif., an online bill-paying service, tapped Asher & Partners, Los Angeles, for advertising.

American Express Co., New York, launched an online banking initiative called Membership B@nking. The service, available to cardmembers and non-cardmembers, offers money market and checking accounts, CDs, and lines of credit. Customers have the option

CBS Corp., New York, will acquire a 20% stake in privately held Rx.com, an online retailer of OTC medications and healthcare products. In exchange, Rx.com will receive $37.5 million of advertising and promotion over four years across CBS' media properties.

Copyright July 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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