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Senate removes hurdle to OK'ing export bank chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to free another of President Barack Obama's stalled nominees for a confirmation vote, this time the head of the Export-Import Bank. Senators cleared the way for approval of Fred Hochberg to a second four-year term heading the agency by a 82-18 roll call on Wednesday. The bank provides financing for U.S. exporters. The vote cleared the...