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
A local nursing student was looking forward to graduation, but now she says she won't be getting her diploma and is determined to create change at her school because of it.
A North Dakota family said coming to Jacksonville was the worst decision of their life after the Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of their three young children just days into their trip.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hear what they think! Listen to players from First Coast Teams alphabetically listed from A through C.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Would you agree every child deserves a birthday cake on his birthday? If so, you can be a Hero Baker for First Coast children. It's easy and it's rewarding.
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?
Coastal residents around the world have heard some far-fetched myths
about sharks, but some are actually believed to be common knowledge. In
order to preserve the creatures and stay safe while in the ocean, humans
need to know the facts about the myths.
Florida used to be a destination for those seeking prescription pain
meds. Pill mills littered Interstate 95, the parking lots filled with
out of state plates. But the crackdown has lead to a new problem.
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.
If you happen to have a Forbes magazine at home or you pass by one on
the newsstand, pick it up and turn to page 92. There, you will see the
name of a woman with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Unit is responding to N. Myrtle Avenue and Kings Road.
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