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The State Of The US Economy At Year's End05:04
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Negotiations over $2,000 payments have stalled after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paired the measure with legislation Democrats won't support. But such direct aid may not be the best way to address a faltering economy anyway.

NPR's Scott Horsley discusses the pluses and minuses of that approach and the state of the U.S. economy after a tumultuous year.

This segment aired on December 31, 2020.

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