WASHINGTON -- As the Senate Banking Committee picked up the pace to complete action on bank reform legislation Friday, it still managed to squeeze in a provision designed to throw a lifeline to bond investors harmed by a recent Supreme Court ruling.

But the measure, which would overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling that slashed the amount of time investors have to file fraud suits, may be delayed indefinitely. The sweeping bank reform package it is attached to faces an uphill climb on Capitol Hill.

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