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The government shutdown's toll by the numbers
The government shutdown's toll by the numbers

The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy, economists said.  Here's a by-the-numbers breakdown of the effects: $24 billion: That's the overall impact to the U.S. economy, according to an estimate by Standard & Poor's.  2.4%: That's the new projection for annualized growth of the nation's gross domestic product in the fourth quarter, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday. Before the shutdown, the firm estimated annualized growth would be...

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