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Traders gather on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor on Sept. 30. Major U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday after President Trump said he'd be willing to consider economic relief measures. Trump earlier had called off such talks with lawmakers. Courtney Crow/AP hide caption

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Forecasters say the government's aggressive efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus will trigger the sharpest slowdown in the U.S. economy on record. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The $1 trillion stimulus package proposed by the Trump administration would give Americans more spending money, but beside grocery stores many spending outlets have been closed by the pandemic. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on June 18, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talks to educators Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. At their most recent meeting, many Fed members backed action to boost the economy. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, flanked by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern (left) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (right). Business groups and unions are just two of the groups Obama will try to please with his jobs plan next week. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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