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Government shutdown enters 3rd day, no progress in talks
Washington -- For a third day, Washington lawmakers will be back at it -- trying to negotiate a deal to end a the partial government shutdown.
Democrats and Republicans met at the White House Wednesday night, but this morning, still no deal.
If they agree on one thing, its that the shutdown may last for weeks, and that has economists concerned.
House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans have sent several proposals through that would restart some programs for veterans and reopen National Parks, but Boehner says they wont remove language to stall or defund the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats point out that it is already fully funded and say Republicans are wasting time. Absolutely, Im exasperated, said President Obama. Because this is entirely unnecessary.
Outside Washington, the impact of the shutdown is mounting. More companies, including one that makes the technology for Black Hawk helicopters, says more furloughs are coming. Head Start programs are also starting to close down.
An even bigger financial issue is rapidly approaching. Congress needs to act before October 17th on the Debt Ceiling, or risk defaulting.