US officials more optimistic on stimulus, timing unclear

Washington (AFP) – Chances for approving a new spending package to support the US economy improved dramatically on Tuesday after the senior Democratic lawmaker said a bill is in the works and the top Senate Republican said he would bring it to a vote.Both sides said they made progress in talks Tuesday, but whether policymakers can complete the negotiations in time for Congress to approve the package before the November 3 presidential election, however, remains a question mark.US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Bloomberg TV that legislators are starting to commit the measure to paper, and sh…

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