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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expects direct stimulus checks to be released next week, says he ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ about deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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Congressional leaders on Sunday reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus deal after months of legislative gridlock. The measure includes a second round of direct payments of up to $600 for qualifying adults and children.

Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday morning that he “couldn’t be more pleased” with the legislation and that Americans could start receiving direct deposits “at the beginning of next week.”

“The good news is this is a very, very fast way of getting money into the economy,” Mnuchin said, adding, “People go out and spend this money, and that details ⇒

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