Government Shutdowns Affect Consumers, Spending

Published: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 1:07pm
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The federal government appears to be heading toward a partial shutdown at midnight, if the Senate, House and President Donald Trump can’t agree on a spending bill for nine federal agencies.

On Friday morning, Trump threatened a shutdown that will “last for a very long time” if Democrats don’t vote for increased funding for a border wall.

Government shutdowns, even partial ones, can have lots of impacts, and to talk about the effects on consumers, The Show reached out to Scott Baker, an associate professor of finance at Northwestern University.

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