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An economic stimulus is an effort by the goverment to pump money into an ailing economy, whether through spending, tax cuts, or interest rate reductions.
The $787 billion economic stimulus package was approved by Congress in February, 2009. The plan was to jumpstart economic growth, and save between 900,000 - 2.3 million jobs.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Wikipedia

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (Pub.L. 111–5), commonly referred to as The Stimulus or The Recovery Act, was a stimulus package enacted by ... The approximate cost o...

Obama Economic Stimulus Package: How ARRA Worked

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Oct 19, 2016 ... The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was President Obama's initial economic stimulus package. Congress approved the $787 billion ...

Stimulus Package Definition | Investopedia

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A package of economic measures put together by the government to stimulate a floundering economy. The objective of a stimulus package is to reinvigorate the ...

Obama's Stimulus Plan: What Worked, What Didn't | The Fiscal Times

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Feb 21, 2012 ... In his new book, Money Well Spent? The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, author ...

The Stimulus Plan: How to Spend $787 Billion - The New York Times

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A detailed look at the final package passed by Congress, based on estimates by .... Aid to States, Incentives for economic recovery in distressed areasmore ».

The Stimulus Plan: A Detailed List of Spending - ProPublica

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Feb 13, 2009 ... In February, the House approved the economic stimulus plan with a vote ... The appropriations section of the bill details spending in excess of ...

The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan - Council on Foreign Relations

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Feb 18, 2009 ... Obama and U.S. congressional leaders, mainly from the Democratic Party, crafted an economic stimulus package to confront the crisis.

Obama's $825B stimulus plan includes spending, tax cuts - ABC News

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President-elect Barack Obama's $825 billion plan to jump-start the economy and ... House Democrats unveiled the first details Thursday of the package, which is ...

Did the stimulus work? A review of the nine best studies on the ...

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Aug 24, 2011 ... ANALYSIS | Program to spur the economy has both backers and critics. ... economists are virtually united in thinking the 2009 stimulus package worked. ... studies detailed here, three conclude the stimulus had a significant ...