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US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters
By Douglas Gillison
Washington, Jan 13, 2019 (AFP) - The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world's largest economy with each passing day, economists say.
While most of the 21 "lapses" in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch on economic growth, the length of this shutdown makes it harder to say just how bad the impact could get.
"It's not a hard stretc ...



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