Hail Mary

WASHINGTON, DC—Printers some day might be referring to December 7, 2006 as the Miracle on the Potomac. Just when it seemed that postal reform was to receive last rites in the lame duck session, Congressional leaders threw a lifeline to the legislative effort in an attempt to update the U.S. Postal Service’s 36-year-old business procedures. A compromise by key House and Senate leaders set the stage for a dash to the finish line, as today marks the end of the session for the 109th Congress. But the chance still existed that the bill could be derailed. Among the highlights of the compromise, according to the Washington

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