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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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How COVID-19 will shape economic stimulus

Mar 11, 2020
As the Trump administration plans to boost the economy, a look at how it will be different from the past.
Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center in 2008 in Philadelphia.
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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?

MIDDAY UPDATE: Tax cut plan reactions, immigration law, British pubs

Dec 8, 2010
Investors are dumping government bonds in reaction to President Obama's announcement Tuesday to extend tax cuts, unemployment benefits and other...