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Rajoy to Rescue Highway Billionaires Who Bet on Boom

Spanish taxpayers have bailed out banks and power companies. Next up are highway operators and their billionaire owners.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s government is considering a 5 billion-euro ($6.7 billion) plan to take over and guarantee the debt of about 364 miles (585 kilometers) of roads, according to two people familiar with the matter who declined to comment because no final decisions have been made.