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Bill Wright

Fast economic fix urged

WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging the toll taken by a housing slump and lagging consumer spending, President Bush urged Congress yesterday to rush one-time rebates to taxpayers and tax incentives to businesses to give the nation's economy a "shot in the arm."

"While there's some uncertainty right now, if we act quickly and in a smart way that helps growth, we're going to be just fine," Bush said during a visit to a lawnmower manufacturer in Frederick, the type of business he said would benefit from the proposal.

The White House did not disclose details of the plan, expected to come mainly in the form of several-hundred-dollar checks, similar to those issued...