US stimulus plan: what’s in the deal


Washington (AFP) – After days of negotiations, the Senate has passed a historic $2.2 trillion plan to stimulate the US economy as it faces soaring unemployment and recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The spending package approved late Wednesday is set to be the largest such emergency measure in American history, and doles out cash in a variety of ways to a variety of groups — from everyday consumers to major corporations.Here’s a rundown of who will get what in the bill, which must still be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump:Cash to American…

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