Maybe Not Such A Bad Year For Business After All

For a while, the summer of '98 looked as though it would be a real scorcher for business on Capitol Hill. Exporters fretted that House Republicans would block $18 billion in fresh cash for the International Monetary Fund to dispense to troubled economies. Health insurers and employers were resigned to a costly patient "bill of rights." And corporate lobbyists watched product-liability reform die--again.

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