Nation Feb 17

Five years later, what did the stimulus bill accomplish?

The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the…

Economy Jan 24

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on Economic Stimulus

Congressional leaders and the White House announced Thursday that they reached a deal on an economic stimulus package that would give most U.S. taxpayers refunds ranging from $600 to $1,200 and roll out tax breaks for businesses.

Economy Jan 22

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Fed Slashes Key Rate as World Markets Tumble

After many world financial markets suffered their biggest losses Monday since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday -- its biggest cut in more than 23…

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