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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, listens to a question during an Economic Club of Washington breakfast in Washington, D.C., onSept. 17, 2013.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, listens to a question during an Economic Club of Washington breakfast in Washington, D.C., onSept. 17, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 14

That’s the maximum number of days before the Treasury Department exhausts efforts to avoid breaching the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit, according to Secretary Jacob J. Lew. The Treasury Department has begun using “final extraordinary measures” to pay the nation’s...

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Allen Harding, of Armasight, demonstrates his products on March 12, 2013 at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix. More than 180 companies are exhibiting their security products despite automatic spending cuts that are affecting every federal government agency due to the government sequestration.

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Allen Harding, of Armasight, demonstrates his products on March 12, 2013 at the Border Security Expo in Phoenix. More than 180 companies are exhibiting their security products despite automatic spending cuts that are affecting every federal government agency due to the government sequestration.

Biggest Sequestration Hit: Next Qtr

Most economists project the second quarter will take the biggest hit from the mandated cuts in federal government spending, or sequestration. Economists at Goldman Sachs Group think the worst is yet to come. The topic of how much the economy...

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People looking for work stand in line during a job fair at the Miami Dolphins Sun Life stadium on May 2, 2013 in Florida.

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People looking for work stand in line during a job fair at the Miami Dolphins Sun Life stadium on May 2, 2013 in Florida.

Fed Holding Benchmark Rate Near Zero Until 2016: Analysts

The Federal Reserve will hold its benchmark interest rate near zero, where it has been since December 2008, until early 2016 even as the jobless rate falls. That’s the conclusion of economists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York....

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

Companies Donate Early to Dueling Political Parties

With Democrats leading the Senate and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, it’s a good time for companies to nurture bipartisan alliances by making early campaign contributions to both parties. Following are some of the companies that made donations through...

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

Blankfein: Tax Me, If It Will Help

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of an overall solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt. “No one is...

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