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US bank execs warn government shutdown adds to economic risks

​Bank executives have warned that weakening sentiment amid a lengthening US government shutdown could economic kill growth

US government shutdown breaks record as eyes remain on Trump

The partial shutdown has reached a 24-day impasse, and the question in the air is will the president declare a national emergency?

Stop holding Americans ‘hostage’ over shutdown, Pelosi tells Trump

The political impasse over Trump's border wall demand has kept key government agencies closed for the past 18 days

US government workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on

Thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown

Sighs of relief as Congress ends US government shutdown

The US government has reopened its doors after Congress passed legislation to end a government shutdown.

Obama backs Senate deal in bid to avoid US debt default

US President Barack Obama has pushed through a Senate deal aimed at averting a debt default and ending a government shutdown.

SA Reserve Bank ‘monitoring’ possible US debt default

The Reserve Bank is keeping a watchful eye on whether the US will default on its debt payments.

US shutdown: Why are Americans so complacent?

In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.

US shutdown: Conflict could go down to the wire

Neither Republicans nor Democrats have offered any sign of agreements on either the shutdown or the debt ceiling as an October 17 deadline looms.

Economic week ahead: US political drama continues

While SA reports on reserve figures, the US's political stalemate between the Republicans and Democrats will continue to preoccupy global markets.

Pentagon set to recall workers

Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have agreed to pay all furloughed employees retroactively once the government reopens.

Clinton, Obama and the US govt shutdown

Sex scandals and political setbacks might have brought out the best in US leaders Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, writes Khaya Dlanga.

US shutdown: Gunslinging and standoffs straight out of fiction

Democrat sheriff Barack Obama and his Republican foes have been on the brink many times but the final two days are bizarre and unpredictable.

US shutdown could put one million workers on unpaid leave

Due to lawmakers' inability to reach a budget deal for the fiscal year, the US government's shutdown will cut back on services.

Obama: I am not at all resigned to US govt shutdown

US President Barack Obama said he is not resigned to a US government shutdown taking place with a midnight deadline looming.

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