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Shutdown has hurt US growth: S&P

DELAYED DAMAGE:Employers unwilling to hire and builders less confident in the housing recovery were two of the ways the uncertainty will have an impact into 4Q

AFP and AP, WASHINGTON

Weekly applications for unemployment benefits, for example, spiked last week, partly because of workers who were temporarily laid off by government contractors and other affected companies. Those figures are collected by the states.

“We’re in the dark,’’ Citigroup head US economist Robert DiClemente said. “It’s going to be a while until we have good answers to all these questions.’’

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