Analysis: Corporate move hints at asbestos bill's chances

01/27/2006 | Bloomberg Businessweek

USG's expected announcement to pay $4 billion to settle asbestos victims' claims may foreshadow the bill's failure in the Senate, according to this BusinessWeek analysis. Congress still appears unlikely to pass the proposed $140 billion industry-paid fund despite three years of negotiations by industry leaders, insurers, workers and lawyers.

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