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The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA
AP Top Business News at 11:15 a.m. EST

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors....

Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'
If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling stocks lower and dragging down the economy....

Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive....

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown....

Bank says executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America has confirmed that a high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it would not comment on reports of an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations....

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country's defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."...

Shutdown challenges Trump's dealmaker branding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess....

How shutdown affects key parts of federal government
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown....

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