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Ex-Im Bank Faces Test as Republican Back Lender’s Demise

A U.S. agency that helps foreign companies buy American-made products is facing the biggest test in its 80-year history as House Republicans press to shut the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Companies including Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and business groups for hundreds of manufacturers promised yesterday to ramp up their lobbying to prevent the bank’s demise, which they said would jeopardize billions of dollars in sales of goods from crop dusters to satellites and airplanes.