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U.S. builder confidence dips amid budget impasse

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less confident in the housing market, reflecting their uncertainty over the budget impasse in Washington. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday fell to 55 in October. That’s down from a ...

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House GOP floats a counter to Senate’s debt idea

WASHINGTON — The divided government’s increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled a proposal stocked with conservative priorities that the White House ...

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Senate Dem leader: ‘We’re getting closer’ to deal

WASHINGTON — After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate’s top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a first-ever U.S. Treasury default threatened for midweek and end the 14-day partial government shutdown. The stock market ...

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Shutdown isn’t entirely bad news for some area businesses

While Maryland is losing an estimated $15 million in economic activity each day due to the partial government shutdown, some businesses here have actually seen an uptick in patronage from federal workers with time to fill and Washington tourists in search of new vacation activities.

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Government health and safety efforts slowed or halted

WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in ...

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