Mar 18, 2020

$1 trillion to cushion the economy

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The White House's plan to send money directly to Americans to soften the economic blow from COVID-19: How would it work? Businesses in London finding it harder to "keep calm and carry on."

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Checks to U.S. households could provide stimulus after COVID-19 downturn

Mar 18, 2020
Government leaders contemplate the idea as part of a multi-billion dollar plan to stimulate the economy.
Democrats have called an aspect of the GOP bill a “slush fund” that would give Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (center) the ability to help industries without transparency.
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COVID-19 is making it hard for London businesses to "keep calm and carry on"

Mar 18, 2020
One industry group says Britain's hospitality businesses have taken in 60% less money than usual and customer visits have plunged 40%.
Jesse Dunford Wood, chef and owner of Parlour restaurant pub in London, at work in his kitchen.
Lauren McLean

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer

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