WASHINGTON -- The House plans to vote as early as Wednesday on legislation that would revamp the laws on swaps and futures contracts.

The bill, among other things, would prevent the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from regulating private swaps agreements between banks and large businesses or wealthy individuals. However, House Republican leaders and other negotiators decided over the weekend to exclude provisions that would have protected a broader range of bank-executed swaps with smaller corporate or retail counterparties.

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