U.S. Democrat predicts an abestos bill will pass

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WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator on Friday expressed optimism that legislation to curb asbestos litigation and compensate victims of the heat-resistant mineral would be agreed by Congress. Noting stock prices of a number of companies facing asbestos lawsuits fell on Thursday, Democrat Christopher Dodd of Connecticut predicted both parties would find common ground as they weigh the competing demands of business, labor and insurers. Judiciary Committee Chairman ...

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