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Spending cuts, shutdown lower US budget deficit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a $91.6 billion deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to reach a deal that would keep ...

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Government shutdown hits U.S. consumer confidence

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell in October as concern grew that the partial government shutdown and political fight over the nation’s borrowing limit would slow growth. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment fell ...

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Gov’t reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown

WASHINGTON — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the ...

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Boehner offers debt extension; WH says likely OK

WASHINGTON — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government’s ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on ...

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IRS stops tax refunds during shutdown

That tax refund check won’t be in the mail — at least for now. As the federal government cuts back services during the partial shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service is continuing to accept income tax filings, but is no longer ...

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Some in GOP not heeding old big business allies

WASHINGTON — Having failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown, business leaders fear bigger problems ahead, and they’re taking sides with a Democratic president whose health care and regulatory agenda they have vigorously ...

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Impacts on Justice felt immediately

It did not take long for the effects of the federal government shutdown to hit the Department of Justice. “Our criminal attorneys are here, but our support staff is severely restricted and our affirmative civil program is decimated,” said William ...

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