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Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried
Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried

The federal Export-Import Bank, which was in danger of shutting down at month's end because of strong conservative opposition, will live on after Congress approved a short-term extension of its charter. But on Friday businesses remained worried that the agency's days were numbered. "I'm very concerned," said Steven Wilburn, chief executive of FirmGreen Inc., a Newport Beach renewable energy company. The bank's assistance has helped the company export its technology for extracting and cleaning biogas from landfills. The projects take about nine months to develop and Wilburn has to decide whether he wants to pursue aid if the bank might not be around. ...

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