WASHINGTON - With Congress set to adjourn for the year as early as Friday, banking industry lobbyists face tough odds as they make final pushes for a host of bills.

Their priorities remain bills that would offer tax breaks for investing in poor communities, increase retirement savings opportunities, and protect most private swaps contracts from government regulation.

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