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Lawmakers Reach Stimulus Deal

Congressional leaders have announced that negotiations between House and Senate officials over the terms of the economic stimulus package have led to a sooner-than-expected compromise. The new bill, now pared down to $789 billion, will be put to the House for a final vote on Thursday, sent to the full Senate on Friday, and make it to President Obama's desk for his signature by President's Day next Monday, government officials said.

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Carrie Bay is a freelance writer for DS News and its sister publication MReport. She served as online editor for DSNews.com from 2008 through 2011. Prior to joining DS News and the Five Star organization, she managed public relations, marketing, and media relations initiatives for several B2B companies in the financial services, technology, and telecommunications industries. She also wrote for retail and nonprofit organizations upon graduating from Texas A&M University with degrees in journalism and English.

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