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The partial shutdown could delay economic data, too

The sun begins to rise over Washington as the federal government is in a partial shutdown, on Dec. 23, 2018 in Washington, DC.  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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We’re now five days into the partial government shutdown. While the Senate is expected to reconvene Thursday and resume negotiations over how to end the shutdown, odds are that it’ll continue into January. The impasse is already cutting into the supply of something that is essential to just about every market out there: federal economic data. That could have an impact on markets going forward and also what the Federal Reserve decides to do with interest rates in 2019.

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