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Budget Office: Shutdown Cost 6.6 Million Work Days

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Furloughing federal workers in last month's partial federal shutdown cost the government 6.6 million work days, according to a White House budget office report Thursday.

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Consumer Confidence Plunges on Goverment Shutdown

Americans' confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.

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House Cancels Tuesday Night on Budget Bill

Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

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Shutdown Could Hit Millions of Vets, Says VA Chief

About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped.

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Federal Government Records $116-Billion Surplus in June

The federal government reported a rare surplus of $116.5 billion in June, the largest in five years. The gain kept the nation on track for its lowest annual deficit in five years.

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A Clip from ‘Goodfellas’ Explains Paying Your Taxes [VIDEO - NSFW]

If you were upset yesterday over filing your taxes, especially if you had to pay the Federal Government, here's a movie clip from the classic movie 'Goodfellas' that pretty much not only sums up paying the mob but paying the government as well.

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Obama Signs Bill Averting Government Default

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill raising the government's borrowing limit, averting a default and delaying the next clash over the nation's debt until later this year.

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Feds’ Use of Surveillance Devices Rises Sharply

The Justice Department's use of electronic devices to intercept phone numbers, email addresses and online information has climbed by 64 percent since 2009.

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