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Congress boosts Obama on economy

Steps to free up $350b, allocate $825b more

By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / January 16, 2009

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WASHINGTON - In what he hopes will lay the groundwork for a sweeping economic recovery, President-elect Barack Obama yesterday won Senate approval to spend the second half of the controversial $700 billion financial rescue package and embraced House Democrats' new proposal for a historic $825 billion stimulus plan. (Full article: 979 words)

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