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News Summary: Cos. get threat info in draft order


IN THE WORKS: A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries.

THE REASON: The information would be provided to help protect them from electronic attacks.

DETAILS: The seven-page draft order is being finalized. A copy was obtained by The Associated Press. The White House declined to say when the president will sign it.


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