Many economists agree another stimulus package is necessary. Some are skeptical about its benefits.
But this plan is likely to be aimed at people and areas hit hard by the slump.
Democrats will use credit-crisis hearings this month as a springboard for more regulation next year.
Barack Obama has the edge on economic issues, but volatile markets could change that.
Is there a deal or not? It depends on who’s asked, but an outline is emerging from Thursday’s meeting at the White House.
The GOP candidate wants to concentrate on getting a financial bailout through Congress, but the economy's woes have so far favored Democrats.