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2020-08-28 — politico.com

``Just weeks after Washington lawmakers allowed a $600-a-week boost in payments for millions of unemployed workers to expire, the economy is already starting to feel the pain. The number of workers lining up for jobless aid has been rising. The retail and delivery sectors, which especially benefited from laid-off Americans spending the extra cash, have cut back on hiring. Walmart, the nation's biggest retailer, reported record profits in the second quarter thanks to government aid to consumers but now says sales growth is slowing.''

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