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What we know about the next round of relief checks

Feb 12, 2021
House Democrats have proposed sending $1,400 checks to Americans, with the full amount going to people who earn up to $75,000.
House Democrats released a proposal this week for COVID-19 relief that would include distributing $1,400 checks to American households.
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With a divided government likely, chances of a big economic relief plan wane

Nov 4, 2020
As the pandemic continues, it may fall to the Federal Reserve to find more ways to boost the economy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in July. A divided government will make it harder to pass COVID-19 relief, which has already been a challenge for politicians.
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Where is your extra gas money going?

Dec 16, 2014
Americans are saving a buck a gallon on gas, giving them much greater spending power.

Political lessons from Obama's stimulus

Aug 14, 2012
Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do its job and was President Obama successful in selling the stimulus program to the public?

Will China undertake a new fiscal stimulus?

May 30, 2012
World financial markets have been see-sawing in recent days amid talk China may or may not give an extra stimulus to its economy. China, the world's second largest economy, growth was running near 9 percent last year.

What to expect from today's Fed meeting

Mar 13, 2012
Can the Federal Reserve really do anything else to help stimulate the U.S. economy?

Payroll tax cut, benefit extension a type of stimulus

Feb 15, 2012
A tentative deal has been reached to extend the payroll tax cut, as well as some unemployment benefits and Medicare payments. As the economy stays sluggish, we're in an era of seemingly endless government stimulus.

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The stimulus added how many jobs?

Nov 22, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office says the 2009 economic stimulus added lots of jobs. But we're not sure about how many.

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut deal reached, Citigroup

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama and Congress have reached a truce. Obama agreed to keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, and in...

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