Yahoo! News – US House-Senate Panel Votes Pension Accord: “negotiators writing a final version of a pension bill agreed to provide about $80 billion in pension relief for U.S. companies by changing a formula for contributions.

The lawmakers, reconciling House and Senate bills, also agreed there should be another $1.6 billion in extra aid for major airlines and steel companies.

Democrats warned the accord was unlikely to pass the closely divided Senate. “

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