S&P Says U.S. Economy Lost An Estimated $6 Billion To Shutdown

U.S. Economy Lost An Estimated $6 Billion To Shutdown, S&P Says

A global ratings agency has estimated that the recent partial government shutdown cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to a Reuters report. Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings announced on Friday that its estimation is based on productivity loss from furloughed workers and economic activity loss to outside business, according to the news agency.

A global ratings agency has estimated that the recent partial government shutdown cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, according to a Reuters report. 

Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks, until Feb. 15, so that hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have gone without pay, or have been furloughed, could get paid as border security negotiations continue.

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