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Mnuchin, Schumer optimistic on coronavirus stimulus package, say deal is close

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 24, 2020, 11:10 AM UTC / Updated March 24, 2020, 12:03 PM UTCBy Rebecca Shabad, Julie Tsirkin and Leigh Ann CaldwellWASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared to be nearing a deal Tuesday on a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package to help American workers and businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic.Mnuchin and several White House officials arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to meet with Schumer to wrap up the remaining issues.Negotiations have resulted in the inclusion of unemployment insurance and a huge increase to funds for ...