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Dodd’s status may hurt odds on creating new consumer agency

But final deal on financial bill may be easier to obtain

By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / January 8, 2010

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WASHINGTON - Senate Banking Committee chairman Chris Dodd’s announcement that he will not seek reelection could imperil prospects for including a stand-alone Consumer Financial Protection Agency in financial regulation legislation, even as it improves the odds for reaching a compromise with Republicans for an overall bill. (Full article: 998 words)

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