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TWO Fridays ago, a wave of relief spread across the United States. A completely pointless and highly damaging partial government shutdown was over. Unfortunately, what we learned from the episode was...

FOR the first time in a month, the alarm went off at 5:30am, and Angela Roberts Reeder rose to go to work.

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says the administration disagrees with projections by the Congressional Budget Office about the ultimate cost of the...

DONALD Trump's decision to back down on Friday and re-open the US government, at least temporarily, could be a pivotal point in his presidency. At the halfway point of his term, with much...

COMMENTARY

THE rules for doing business in Washington, DC, were written in the 18th century by highly educated and well-to-do men who wore wigs - they would be described today as an "elitist" bunch of...

[WASHINGTON] White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Wednesday he did not see any risk of a credit downgrade for the United States amid the partial government shutdown because the country...

[NEW YORK] A protracted government shutdown threatens to add backups at US borders that would boost freight rates, adding to costs for consumers and commodity shippers already coping with tariffs,...

THREE weeks into the partial government shutdown, airports and their workers are beginning to feel some serious pain.

[WASHINGTON] The effect of a partial government shutdown began to ripple across the economy as it stretched into Day 17, with mortgage applications delayed, public companies unable to get approval to...

THE paralysis triggered by the US government shutdown could have unexpected consequences, such as muddying economic statistics just as the markets are extremely reactive to any whiff of uncertainty.