The 16-day government shutdown cost the economy jobs, delayed mortgages and lost retail sales - at least $12 billion worth, and maybe as much as $24 billion.
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The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a
deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping
the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan
Collins of Maine.
Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who
managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous
default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged Wednesday that he
would allow a vote in the House on a newly-minted Senate deal on debt
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the budget standoff in
Washington and partisan bickering have eroded the confidence of the
American people and damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress.
Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial
government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker
John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP
conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.
As congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the
government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday
over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day
shutdown: the national parks.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan
budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.
Current power outage areas
The identities of the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound remain a mystery, but one man who helped get them there is getting his due - publicly and financially.
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- First Coast News has learned the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Cold Case team has made an arrest in a 1985 murder.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shipping containers are extremely durable designed
to withstand high winds, salt water and hold 60,000 lbs. so why not
stack them and turn them into a house?
By Angela Spears
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL -- The opening of the Beaches signals the unofficial start to Summer on the First Coast.
A subtle, but significant tweak to Florida's rules regarding traffic
signals has allowed local cities and counties to shorten yellow light
intervals, resulting in millions of dollars in additional red light
After two days of deliberations, a juror in the Guy Heinze Jr. murder trial has been excused.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The 16-year-old driver involved in a fatal crash during a high-speed police pursuit has already had his case taken to court.
Guy Heinze Jr., who was convicted of killing his father and several
others in a mobile home, was sentenced Thursday afternoon.
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