New California closure orders will hamper recovery from coronavirus recession
15 July 2020 | 11:03 am
California has shut down businesses, including bars and gyms, after a spike in new cases of Covid-19. The new measures will hamper a recovery for the state's economy, which is the largest in the United States. It comes as lawmakers in Washington discuss a new stimulus plan and the federal budget deficit hit a record high in June. The gap between the government's income and expenditure for this fiscal year is likely to exceed $3 trillion.
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