US government shutdown

Southwest hit by US shutdown

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Southwest Airlines says it expects a $60m hit from the US government shutdown.

That's more than the $10m to $15m it had previously expected.

The airline also cut its forecast for revenue per seat.

Deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown.

Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington.

No details have been released and it is unclear whether President Donald Trump will back the agreement.