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Stimulus Checks Not Enough

 


As the U. S. marks a year since the coronavirus shuttered the economy, households are getting a fresh infusion of financial hope as the IRS begins distributing more than 100 million stimulus checks during the past two weeks. Yet Americans who continue to struggle financially fear the additional cash may only tide them over for a month or two. The IRS will send a total of $422 billion in stimulus checks over thee next several weeks, part of Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan signed into law earlier this month. It comes as the American economic recovery diverges between upper- i...



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