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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Dec 21

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Dec 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- Congressional leaders on Sunday reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package that would send immediate aid to Americans and businesses to help them cope with the economic devastation of the pandemic and fund the distribution of vaccines. https://nyti.ms/3paTSF1

- A panel advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Sunday to recommend that people age 75 and older be next in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., along with about 30 million "frontline essential workers," such as emergency responders, teachers and grocery store employees. https://nyti.ms/34tGO60

- Countries across Europe and beyond began closing their borders to travelers from the United Kingdom on Sunday, and the European Union set up a crisis management meeting, a day after Britain's prime minister, Boris Johnson, ordered a wholesale lockdown on London and surrounding areas, citing concerns of a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus. https://nyti.ms/3nC421j (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)