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.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The spirit of Christmas has a Brunswick church rallying to buy the foreclosed building that houses a ministry that is growing.
There's still time to help Stuff the Bus!
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.
A local student has taken home a national title.
This author in this article catches up with former JU basketball coach Tom Wasdin.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Friends and family gathered Saturday morning for the funeral of a father of two, killed in a drive-by shooting.
The Boeing 727 belly-flops hard
onto the sandy floor of the Mexican desert. Its nose is torn off as its
landing gear crumples like a lame horse. Inside, unbelted occupants are
tossed like rag dolls, and overhead bins spew luggage and electrical
wiring into the cabin.
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, State Attorney Angela Corey and
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Friday that six of
eight Grand Park Gang members are behind bars.
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Power is back on for customers in Clay. Early
Sunday morning21,735 customers were without power due to an equipment
failure at Clay Electric's Brickyard Substation near Doctor's Inlet.
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