Biden to unveil $1.9 tn economic plan as US recovery buckles

Washington (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a plan Thursday to inject $1.9 trillion into the US economy as evidence mounts that the recovery from the sharp downturn caused by Covid-19 is flagging. With his fellow Democrats narrowly controlling both houses of Congress, Biden has a shot at passing what would be the third massive pandemic aid package. Dubbed the American Rescue Plan, the proposal includes a host of measures aimed at revitalizing the world’s largest economy, senior officials in his incoming administration said on Thursday. Biden proposes raising the minimum wage to $1…

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