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  • An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina

    Chart of the Day: Shutdown Hits Like a Hurricane

    The partial government shutdown has hit the economy like a hurricane – and not just metaphorically. Analysts at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said Tuesday that the shutdown has now...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after the Republican weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington

    A Faint Glimmer of Hope for an End to the Shutdown?

    Day 32 of the partial government shutdown brought a tiny, faint glimmer of hope that the impasse could be resolved, even as Republicans and Democrats prepare for the next round of legislative volleys...

  • 28 Days Later: The Government Shutdown Horror Story Continues

    If the partial government shutdown was a horror movie, it could now be called “28 Days Later.” We’re rapidly closing in on the one-month mark for the partial government shutdown, and developments...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    Shutdown Could Be a Hint of Things to Come

    As long as the current government shutdown ends within the next few weeks, the cost to the overall economy should be relatively modest, says Andrew Hunter of Capital Economics. Much of the lost...

  • U.S. President Trump participates in the Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia

    Trump Strikes Back at Pelosi, Blocking Her Overseas Trip

    Friday will be day 28 of the partial government shutdown, but Thursday’s developments offered little hope that closed federal departments and agencies would be reopening soon — and little to allay...

  • Patient Groups Criticize Trump Drug Pricing Proposals in New Ad Campaign

    A coalition of more than 50 patient advocacy and medical groups is warning that a Trump administration proposal to reduce certain Medicare drug prices “will put patients’ lives at risk.” The groups,...

  • The Great Debt Debate

    We told you last week about a new paper from economist Olivier Blanchard that caused a stir by suggesting that government debt may be less problematic than many experts have believed. Blanchard found...