(CNNMoney) - The government shutdown has already caused some small businesses to lose work and money, according to a new CNNMoney/Thumbtack.com survey.
Of the 100 business owners who responded, 46% said their firms were feeling the impact of the shutdown, including cancellation of ongoing work and less new work coming in.
(CNNMoney) - In Newport, Wash., a city of just over 2,000 people, the government shutdown is causing growing anxiety - over a Christmas tree.
It's not just any tree. The 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce was selected as the official tree for the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol