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Congress Weighs How to Pump Cash, Confidence to Virus-Weary U.S.

March 16, 2020, 7:22 PM

The Trump administration and Congress are scrambling to find ways to inject cash and confidence into the economy as the rapidly spreading coronavirus grinds the country to a halt.

Democrats and Republicans are floating options to quickly put cash into the hands of consumers and the White House is pursuing options to target relief for airlines, cruise companies and other industries hardest hit by a public that is staying shuttered at home.

Congressional leaders have already assigned key committee leaders to develop a third package of legislation in response to the outbreak. This one would more directly stimulate the economy ...

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