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Counting the cost of the US shutdown

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 October 2013

Political paralysis in Washington takes its toll. The world's most powerful nation has effectively shut down part of its government, because the Republican-dominated House of Representatives refused to pass a budget that did not include delays to the country's new healthcare arrangements. We look at what is affected - the list includes tourist sites, market regulators and even the US intelligence agencies. With contributions from Peter Morici of the University of Maryland and David Kuo of the Motley Fool. Plus - how the curtain has come down on the cash-strapped New York City Opera.


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