Lewis Diuguid

October 4, 2013 10:06 AM

Federal shutdown adds to new normal of dread

If the federal shutdown continues, leaving 800,000 nonessential employees out of work, expect the unemployment number to go higher along with an increase in the number of food stamp recipients, foreclosure rates, and people falling behind on their credit card and student loan bills. Consumer confidence will tank even more as the country approaches the holiday season.

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