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Will Bush's Economic Stimulus Package Work?

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Will Bush's Economic Stimulus Package Work?

Economy

Will Bush's Economic Stimulus Package Work?

Will Bush's Economic Stimulus Package Work?

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This week, President Bush plans to sign a $168 billion economic stimulus bill that could give wage-earners rebates of up to $600. How will it affect people now and in the long run?

Plus, a new House proposal is aimed at cutting college costs, and some investors are turning toward money funds as safer bets.

Farai Chideya talks dollars and cents with economist Bill Spriggs. He's a professor and economics chair at Howard University.

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