Lawmakers are poised to ease some aspects of the financial bill

Lawmakers drafting the final version of the financial-overhaul bill appear set to ease some proposals as they strive to secure support. Compromises being discussed could limit the legislation's financial hit on banks, Wall Street firms and other companies. For example, the "Volcker rule" is expected to be watered down from its original version.

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