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Economic Effects Of The Political Standoff

Congress may be nearing a last-minute deal to avert default, but the budget standoff's effects already may be rippling across the economy. Thousands of federal employees and contractors have lost paychecks and businesses have been tightening their belts to prepare for the worst-case scenarios. We explore the what it means for the economic picture going forward.

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