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Congressional leaders Wednesday added "sweeteners" to a $700 billion financial bailout plan to attract enough House members, particularly Republicans, to pass the plan, which failed in the House just two days ago.

The measures -- a mix of tax extensions, an increase in federal deposit insurance and other measures -- include many items that are appealing to Republicans.

The Senate approved the modified financial rescue plan in a 74-25 vote late Wednesday. Read full article »

CNN's Jessica Yellin, Deirdre Walsh, Carol Costello and Scott J. Anderson contributed to this report.

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