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Obama adviser: Plan for second stimulus

From NBC's Alex Beinstein
Lots of people are asking if there might be a second stimulus coming down the pipe.

In fact, another Obama adviser makes mention of one: Per Reuters, Obama economic adviser Laura Tyson said at a seminar in Singapore, "We should be planning on a contingency basis for a second round of stimulus. ... The stimulus is performing close to expectations but not in timing." Reuters: "Addressing a seminar in Singapore, Tyson said she felt the first round of stimulus aimed to prop up the economy had been slightly smaller than she would have liked and that a possible second round should be directed at infrastructure investment."

Video: Austan Goolsbee, of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, discusses whether a second stimulus package is needed to pull the country out of recession.

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