Deadlock in the country's upper legislative chamber meant the US government was effectively shut down last Friday although, notes Ed Smith, the last two times this has happened, markets appear barely to have noticed
The US government was shut down on Friday night after the Senate failed to agree a deal to fund it. There is set to be another vote later today on a plan to re-open the government but Democrat Senate leader...
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