President Clinton will ask Congress this week to protect businesses that make good-faith year-2000 disclosures.

In a speech Tuesday, Mr. Clinton said he would seek a "Good Samaritan" law that encourages businesses to communicate their year-2000 readiness both "honestly and carefully" to customers and each other.

Under the proposed law, he said, businesses would "not be held liable for the exchange of that information if it turns out to be inaccurate."

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