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How the government shutdown could hurt retail

January 11, 2019

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If the government shutdown doesn’t end on Friday, it will be the longest in U.S. history. The more it drags on, the more damage it will do, according to experts.

At the moment, furloughed workers and their families, along with veterans and others depending on federal services, are the real victims of an ongoing stalemate between the Trump Administration and Congress over funding a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, that at the moment seems intractable. On Thursday, protests erupted in front of AFL-CIO headquarters, not far from the White House.

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