WASHINGTON--"Fair trade in financial services" staged a comeback on Capitol Hill last week as key lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced bills aimed at cracking open foreign markets for banks and other financial providers.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Donald W. Riegle Jr., D-Mich., the prime mover behind last year's legislative effort, introduced a new version of the Fair Trade in Financial Services bill in the Senate. He was joined by Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato of New York, the panel's ranking Republican.

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