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Calling US inflation ‘temporary,’ Biden pushes more spending

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden on Monday sought to tamp down concern about spiraling prices that threaten to dent the US economic recovery, saying the current inflation rise is “temporary” and not a long-term problem. He also said one of the best ways to keep the American economy on track was for Congress to greenlight additional federal spending in the form of a major bipartisan infrastructure package, which faces a looming deadline this week in the US Senate. The president made the case that his administration’s vaccination push and his sweeping domestic agenda, which includes the in…

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