No Deal Yet As Possible Government Shutdown Looms

No deal yet as possible government shutdown looms

Talks appear to be intensifying on Capitol Hill on reaching a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September -- and avoid a government shutdown. Whether a shutdown can be avoided in three days' time is another matter.

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