By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The urgently needed $2 trillion pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weeks long or months long patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.
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