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
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Nearly three years after her disappearance, Tina McQuaig's family is one step to closure after her remains were finally identified as those found in Cecil Field.
A Cobb County grand jury has indicted Ebony Espree Berry on murder charges in the starvation death of her teenage daughter.
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?
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook's initial public offering of stock is shaping up to be one of the largest ever. The leading online social network is raising at least $16 billion.
An uncommon, but potentially fatal, tick-borne illness may be creeping into the U.S. blood supply and doctors need to develop a way to spot it, researchers report.
Michael Dunn, the man accused of murdering Jordan Davis, 17, is due back in court for two hearings Tuesday.
McINTYRE, Ga. -- First Coast News talks to the people you won't see on one of the most talked about television shows ever.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The federal government is asking states to consider lowering the threshold for drunk driving by nearly half.
A local woman believes she was unfairly busted for prostitution after
looking for love on Craigslist. Turns out the man who befriended her
online was an undercover cop.
A special event is being held Friday to make sure older adults know
about the benefits of getting a flu shot and to give free flu vaccines
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