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White House and Senate leaders reached a deal on the biggest bailout in history on Wednesday, a $2tn rescue package for the US economy ravaged by the coronavirus.
After days of round-the-clock and at times extraordinarily tense negotiations among senators and administration officials, a compromise was struck just after midnight to rush financial assistance to workers, businesses and the healthcare system as the pandemic sweeps the country, deepening economic fallout as Donald Trump considers easing restrictions aimed at combating the contagion.