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Economists say new stimulus package more likely


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economists say the victory of Barack Obama makes a new economic stimulus package more likely.

  They say concerns about the budget deficit will probably take a back seat, at least for now.

  A new package could be as large as $150 billion.

  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called on the current Congress to approve a stimulus measure this year.

  During the campaign, Obama supported a $50 billion stimulus that included money for infrastructure spending.

  There would also be grants to state and local governments to prevent cuts in health, education and other services.

  Six out of 10 voters who were surveyed yesterday said the economy is the most important issue facing the country.

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