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Open for business, but the shutdown cost plenty. The U.S. Capitol building
is shown on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the
House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise
the debt limit, on October 17, 2013.
"The shutdown also forced non-government business losses, temporary layoffs and other interruptions in business spending. The full extent of the damage won’t be known for some time. Economists at Standard & Poor’s estimate the total cost at about $24 billion, or a 0.6 percent GDP haircut. Others guess it's about half that. Either way, it's a heavy price to pay."
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