Major business groups have penned a letter urging Americans to be patient as votes are counted.
The results from the election could remain uncertain for weeks. "And uncertainty is generally really bad for economy activity," said Brookings' Wendy Edelberg.
"There's still that insecurity. You want the cash on hand," said government contractor Sunny Blaylock.
Uncertainty. It’s a word you hear a lot these days. Brexit, trade policy, relations with North Korea — all up in the air and all casting a cloud over the global economy. But is this moment of uncertainty any different than times past? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
As immigration deadline looms, DACA recipients and employers find themselves in a difficult situation
If DACA were to end, an average of 30,383 recipients would see their work authorization expire every month.
Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barge Line, talks about his hopes under a Trump presidency
Uncertainty over who the next president will be makes businesses press pause.
Demand for gold is up 21 percent over the same time last year.
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.