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US Economists: Billions Lost in Government Shutdown

U.S. analysts say that the government's 16-day partial shutdown cost the American economy billions of dollars and that continuing uncertainty about government actions could hurt the economy even more. The full economic impact of the shutdown has yet to be counted and estimates vary. But the Standard & Poor's credit rating firm said it took at least $24 billion out of the American economy, the world's largest, and slowed the country's economic growth rate. Another research ...

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