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Senate Panel Advances Industry-Backed Rail Bill

10:51 AM MST | December 22, 2009 | KARA SISSELL

A Senate committee has passed legislation that would increase government oversight of railroads and give shippers access to more rail carriers and more leverage in negotiating rates. However, the bill approved late last week by the Senate Commerce Committee omits the provision that would have stripped carriers of their antitrust immunity....

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