White House Negotiators Say No Coronavirus Stimulus Deal Seen Soon

WASHINGTON—White House negotiators said they aim to reach a deal with Democrats on a new coronavirus-relief package by the end of the week, with both sides saying they made progress in talks to bridge differences in unemployment payments and other aid proposals. “We’re going to try to reach an overall agreement, if we can get…

WASHINGTON—White House negotiators said they aim to reach a deal with Democrats on a new coronavirus-relief package by the end of the week, with both sides saying they made progress in talks to bridge differences in unemployment payments and other aid proposals.

“We’re going to try to reach an overall agreement, if we can get one, by the end of this week, so that the legislation could be then passed next week,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters Tuesday after meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)…

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