Seven Ways a Government Shutdown Could Affect You

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  • Here We Go Again
  • How About a Staycation?
  • The Office Is Closed
  • Newly Retired?
  • Protect, But Not Get Paid
  • No Loan for You
  • Medical Research Halts
  • D.C. Compost Heap

Here We Go Again

Congressional Republicans and Democrats are engaged once again in a government shutdown showdown. The GOP-led House has passed a short-term budget that comes with a condition – defunding Obamacare. In response, President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have said, "no way." Unless the parties can reach an agreement, the federal government will close its doors on Oct. 1. Here's how such a move would impact you. -- By Joyce Jones


(Photos from left: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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