Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, is reflected in a TV monitor as he listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 13 (Bloomberg) — Senators reached an agreement today that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year, Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed announced.

The deal, struck by Reed, Nevada Republican Dean Heller and eight other senators, would reauthorize emergency unemployment benefits for five months.

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