How the Stimulus Is Changing America

Grunwald, Michael
September 2010
Time;9/6/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 10, p30
The article discusses the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the changes that the $787 billion stimulus is expected to make in the United States. The investment goals of the law are to lower the cost of solar power by 50 percent by 2015, to reduce the cost of batteries for electric vehicles by 50 percent by 2013, to double the U.S.'s generation capacity for renewable energy, and to lower the cost to $1,000 for the sequencing of an individual human genome. Information is given about how U.S. President Barack Obama, his Vice President Joe Biden, and economists developed the stimulus plan. INSET: BY THE NUMBERS.


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