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We’ve been hearing this week about the federal budget crisis in Washington. So far, the focus has been on members of Congress and their political battles.
But if Congress can’t agree on a way to fund government when the new fiscal year begins on Tuesday, then the spotlight could shift over to the economic bystanders.
Those are the innocent workers and business owners who stand to lose from any disruption in government.
NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax joins us to talk about the potential economic impact of a government shutdown.