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Levy Scores Win as Brazil Congress Clears Cuts to Job Perks

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Brazil’s Senate approved legislation that makes it harder to access jobless insurance, handing the government a victory in its effort to shore up fiscal accounts.

The Senate in a 39 to 32 vote on Tuesday night supported the proposal that previously passed through the lower house, sending it to President Dilma Rousseff for final authorization. Senators earlier in the evening rejected amendments to the legislation.