Biden's economic plan will focus on jobs and investment : The Indicator from Planet Money President Biden recently announced his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, targeting pandemic relief and economic recovery. We discuss 3 indicators to watch to measure the Biden economic agenda's success in the coming years.
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Biden's Econ Plan: 3 Indicators To Watch

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Biden's Econ Plan: 3 Indicators To Watch

Biden's Econ Plan: 3 Indicators To Watch

Biden's Econ Plan: 3 Indicators To Watch

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Joe Biden's presidency begins with a lot of uncertainty hanging over the economy. Millions of Americans are out of work and entire sectors of the economy remain shuttered, with businesses teetering on the edge of ruin.

President Biden announced ahead of his inauguration a two-step plan of rescue and recovery. It has two prongs: immediate pandemic relief and longer term economic growth. It's too early to know whether the plan will succeed, or even how much of it will get passed by Congress, but we discuss the indicators to keep an eye on to evaluate the plan's effect on the economy.

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