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Day 34: How has the shutdown impacted you?




Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building January 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building January 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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With federal workers expected to miss a second paycheck tomorrow during the longest government shutdown in history, the strain of the 34-day partial closure is spreading beyond unpaid workers, with big concerns for consumers, businesses and the economy.

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration curtailing food inspections, to the Securities and Exchange Commission telling companies to halt IPO plans, the indirect impact of government agencies stuck in limbo are becoming more noticeable — and painful.

How has the shutdown affected you? With no end in sight, what unexpected and tough decisions have you had to make? Call us at 866-893-5722 or comment below to share your stories.

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With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guest:

Gabriel Rubin, reporter at the Wall Street Journal’s Washington D.C. bureau where he covers financial regulation; he’s been following the shutdown and tweets @Rubinations