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Robo-calls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), for one, said Thursday that a weakening of federal robo-call rules means “powerful industries stand to benefit from increased bombarding of consumers with relatively inexpensive calls — calls for marketing, advertising, and debt collection.”

“The formula is simple,” he said in a statement, “more inexpensive calls and less legal liability equal bigger profits for corporations.”