Small business owners already hit by shutdown
October 4th, 2013
04:33 PM ET
10 months ago

Small business owners already hit by shutdown

(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.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown
Shutdown threatens Northwest city - and Capitol Christmas tree
October 4th, 2013
01:04 PM ET
10 months ago

Shutdown threatens Northwest city - and Capitol Christmas tree

(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

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown