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Maryland Company A Poster Boy For Businesses Affected By Shutdown

President Obama won't travel far tomorrow to highlight a business he says is being hurt by the government shutdown.

The president plans to visit a Maryland construction company to talk about the government shutdown's effect on business. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Mr. Obama will visit M. Luis Construction in Rockville tomorrow to talk about the need for Congress to break its budget stalemate.

Carney said M. Luis is an example of a company that has grown in recent years because interest rates have been low and businesses are therefore able to borrow cheaply.

Carney adds that a prolonged government shutdown and the looming potential of a government default threaten the economy and would harm small businesses.

M. Luis is a woman- and minority-owned business that does a large part of its business in asphalt and road construction.

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