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(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost four million people who can't find a
job would get at least $3,900 in extra unemployment benefits to
help them survive the weak economy under legislation moving through
the House today.
The White House has threatened a veto of the bill.
The bill is expected to get wide House support and would extend
the average $300-a-week unemployment benefit check by 13 weeks for
all Americans.
Job seekers in Michigan and other high unemployment states like
Alaska, California and Rhode Island would get an extra 13 weeks on
top of that.
The White House is opposing an extension.
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