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Dodd-Frank Swaps Rule Could Hurt End-Users, Groups Say

"WASHINGTON - A collective of business trade groups on Wednesday warned of potential risks for end users of margin requirements mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act.

"The Coalition for Derivatives End Users said the vast majority of companies responding to a recent survey conducted by the alliance worry the rules could adversely impact how they hedge risks. End users are non-financial companies, such as farmers and manufacturers, which use over-the-counter derivatives to hedge interest rate, currency and commodity price risks.