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WASHINGTON–A federal commission recommended today that Congress consider eliminating insurers’ limited antitrust exemption, saying recent trends point to the benefit of ending such arrangements.

The recommendation was contained in the report of the Antitrust Modernization Commission. Four of the 12 members of the commission specifically called for repeal of McCarran-Ferguson and three other antitrust exemptions, including the Shipping Act, the Export Trading Company Act and the Webb-Pomerene exemption.

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