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The Obama administration's $838 billion economic stimulus plan survived a key vote in the Senate, putting a compromise version of the bill on track for passage Tuesday.

With the help of Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe and Arlen Specter, the Democrats locked in the votes needed to end debate on the bill.

The final vote was 61 in favor, 36 opposed. Read full article »

CNN's Elaine Quijano, Jim Acosta and Christine Romans, and CNNMoney's Jeanne Sahadi contributed to this report.

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