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The shutdown cost the U.S. economy $3 billion, Congressional Budget Office says

Jan 28, 2019
"We think we'll be down about $3 billion of GDP," CBO Director Keith Hall says.
Congressional Budget Office Director Keith Hall testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Jan. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
Trump said he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until Feb. 15 and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall.
President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown on Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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The lasting effects of a record-breaking government shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
The experience has left local leaders re-examining their relationship with the government.
Mayors and U.S. Representatives in Washington, D.C., wait to speak during a press conference calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to end the shutdown on Jan. 24, 2019.
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The problem with missing economic data

Jan 25, 2019
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
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Some facts about the finances of furloughed federal workers

Jan 24, 2019
As the partial government shutdown is about to enter its 35th day, here are a few facts about the hundreds of thousands of affected federal workers: The median income of a furloughed federal worker is about $67,000 a year, according to Sentier Research About 75 percent of those workers are working paycheck-to-paycheck, according to John Challenger […]

Federal shutdown imperils public transport nationwide

Jan 24, 2019
While the D.C. Metro is losing revenue, public transit systems across the country aren't getting federal funding.
Amid the ongoing government shutdown, the Washington, D.C. Metro says it’s losing $400,000 per day in revenue.
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Restaurants feel the pinch as shutdown drags on

Jan 22, 2019
... but some owners reach out to help furloughed federal workers.
Restaurants, which often operate on single digit margins, are feeling a decrease in business due to the government shutdown.
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For some businesses, the partial government shutdown offers a chance to market directly to affected federal workers

Jan 22, 2019
Companies still have to be careful about crafting messages in a highly politicized moment.