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Obama Signs Recovery Act

On February 17, 2009, in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act before he signs it into law. The $787 billion stimulus package was designed to create or save jobs in the wake of mass layoffs brought about by the Great Recession.

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