Business daily – Biden begins political battle for $1.9 trillion stimulus plan

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Joe Biden’s administration has begun the political wrangling to get his $1.9 trillion dollar “American Rescue Plan” for the economy passed through Congress. Despite the Democratic party holding a majority in both houses, it’s unlikely the new president will secure support for all elements of the plan, which include more stimulus payments to Americans and raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Also today, Google has agreed a deal to pay French publishers for showing extracts of their news articles in search results.