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Piecing together the stimulus

With the passage of a $26 billion state aid package Tuesday, Congress has approved over $1 trillion in spending and tax measures to stimulate the economy, according to a recent summary of the legislation by two independent economists. This fiscal stimulus has been just a part of the government's response to the recession, which also includes policies such as TARP, homeowner assistance and initiatives by the Federal Reserve.

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Obama signs $26 billion jobs bill
Article | President Obama approved a final spurt of spending Tuesday to shore up the sluggish recovery, signing into law a $26 billion plan to save the jobs of thousands of teachers and other government workers. The measure brings total direct federal spending on the economy to nearly $1.2 trillion since t...

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