Republicans rekindle fight over U.S. export lender

(Reuters, Washington, 7 November 2014) Republican critics of the U.S. Export-Import Bank moved on Friday to force the export lender to reveal full details of board discussions about potential deals, restarting a battle over the bank's long-term future. The move is the first salvo from Ex-Im opponents since Congress adjourned for an election recess in September. Just before the break, lawmakers approved a nine-month extension for the export credit agency, a compromise that pleased neither supporters wanting certainty nor opponents wanting to shut the bank down.