Business seeks asbestos action in new US Congress

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By Susan Cornwell and David Sinkman WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - After years spent wandering in a wilderness of ever-expanding asbestos claims, some businesses are hoping the next Congress, which will be elected on Tuesday, will deliver them to a promised land of relief. Business-friendly Republicans currently control the House of Representatives and they have the Democrats' one-seat Senate majority in their sights, raising the prospect of speedy limits on asbestos litigation. ...

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