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The Senate voted entirely along party lines Saturday to pass President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes $1,400 checks to millions of Americans, $350 billion in state and local aid, and an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The House is expected to take up and pass the Senate’s bill on Tuesday.
The U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February, according to the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate remained relatively stable month-over-month, dropping from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent.