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Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

Stimulus pared to $789 billion in race for deal

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WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators agreed to pare economic stimulus legislation below $800 billion and reached for a final deal with the White House on Wednesday on a bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession.

"Time's getting short," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of a handful of Senate moderates whose votes are crucial to the bill's passage.


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