contributions, and many late-night negotiating sessions, the Senate on Thursday took the historic step of revamping U.S. financial laws with the ease of a city council approving a new stoplight.

On a 90-to-8 vote, the Senate sent the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to the House, which was expected to approve it late Thursday or early Friday. (For updates, see www.americanbanker.com.)

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