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How to survive a government shutdown

September 6, 2017

In 2013, after partisan squabbles around the Affordable Care Act, Congress failed to enact a spending bill, throwing the federal government into shutdown mode. As a result, more than 400,000 government workers were furloughed, and agencies deemed nonessential shuttered their windows for 16 days, CNBC reported.

A closure of just a few weeks might not sound too bad, but the down time, according to Moody’s, cost the U.S. Economy up to $20 billion, hitting construction companies and anyone else doing business with the government right in the pocket.

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