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Long shutdown may worsen volatile markets


WASHINGTON: A short government shutdown would likely have little impact on the overall US economy, but a protracted budget fight during a time of heightened stock market volatility could worsen an already murky outlook, economists say.

The partial US government closure entered its sixth day on Thursday as President Trump and Congress remained at an impasse over his demand for more funding for a border wall, leaving 800,000 federal workers furloughed or working without pay.

   

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