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GOVERNMENT STILL PRINTING FLAWED $50 BILL

The government continues printing flawed copies of the redesigned $50 bill despite efforts by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to fix them, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

Also, far more of the notes made this summer may have imperfections than officials first acknowledged, said Bernard L. Ungar of the General Accounting Office. A spot check Tuesday of notes printed after changes in procedures aimed at correcting printing problems found flaws in 12 percent of bills, Ungar said in testimony prepared for the House Banking monetary subcommittee.

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