White House official says next 48 hours key for stimulus deal

Washington (AFP) – A White House official on Wednesday said the next two days of talks over a new US stimulus package will be critical, as Washington policymakers touted only incremental progress in negotiations.After months of dialogue and increasing signs of progress in recent days, both Democrats and Republicans say differences remain but they are nonetheless starting to put elements in writing that could become a legislative package costing trillions of dollars.Congressional Democrats have been holding out for a broad bill with a number of support measures while Republicans have tried to h…

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