Congress inches toward $900B stimulus package as COVID death toll and jobless claims rise

Hurry up and cut a deal! Congressional leaders were inching towards agreement Thursday on a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package that would include a $600 check in the Christmas stockings of most Americans. Democrats and Republicans woke up on a wintry morning hoping to iron out the final details of a plan which would also extend a helping hand to businesses and $300 a week to the unemployed. Despite the lack of a final handshake, there seemed to be little question that a deal would materialize and that the final haggling would not derail it. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConn…

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