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Terror exclusions may limit coverage for businesses

Hundreds of businesses forced to close their doors during the continuing investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings could be denied insurance coverage for lost sales because of terrorism exclusions built into many policies, public officials and attorneys said Monday.

The exemptions — written into roughly 4 in 10 commercial insurance policies, according to the Congressional Research Service — would allow insurers to reject so-called business interruption claims made by some of the more than 400 companies that have been shuttered since a pair of bomb blasts killed three and wounded 282 others on Boylston Street last week.

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