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Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Seattle Times Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economyWASHINGTON (AP) — As the government shutdown enters a second month, economists say it could pose a threat to the wider economy. The biggest effect is likely to be the cutback in federal spending. But consumer spending is another important factor. When government employees spend less, stores and restaurants that serve them suffer. So do […]
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