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Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

August 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 — President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the US government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets today and cast a shadow over coming efforts in Congress to agree to raise the country’s debt ceiling and pass spending bills. Wall Street analysts estimate Congress has just 12 working days when it returns from its summer recess on Sept. 5 to raise the debt ceiling before the US Treasury exhausts the last of its options to... Read more

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