Stocks fall on third day of government shutdown as US edges toward debt ceiling deadline

  • Article by: STEVE ROTHWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 5:05 PM

NEW YORK — Investors sold stocks across the board Thursday as a U.S. government shutdown dragged into its third day and the nation inched closer to a critical deadline to raise its borrowing limit.

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mjcmspOct. 3, 13 4:34 PM

So can I say I told you so to the conservatives on here who were saying on the first day "stock aren't falling! see we don't need the gubmunt!"? The effects take time to be felt folks, but they will be felt by everyone....

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endothermOct. 3, 13 5:45 PM

If this keeps up, most of us can expect big losses in our retirement accounts. By manufacturing this completely preventable crisis, Republicans are hurting both the economy in general and our individual investment accounts. Their destructive behavior is already costing us way more than the ACA ever will. The way they have been acting lately, it certainly seems like Republicans are out to destroy the middle class.

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russ999Oct. 3, 13 6:03 PM

every time I start thinking my early retirement is going to be a reality the republicant's sabotage the economy and cost me some time. Do the right thing. Pass a continuing resolution and go to reconciliation with the budget bills.

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drfranktOct. 3, 13 6:32 PM

The blind following of the community organizer is simply stunning. The "wanna-ba" king refuses to negotiate and he tells his lapdog, prince harry, that negotiating with the house is verboten. Being a good puppet, prince harry refuses to negotiate, and yet, the Republican led house is responsible for the "shut down." Really? It takes 2 to tango and, obviously, the wanna-be king did not feel the need to avoid any kind of government shut down because, after all, he's the wanna-be king. What an egotistical, arrogant fool!

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betty99Oct. 3, 13 7:44 PM

Sure drfrank, should I try to make a slight cut in obamacare, or should I be responsible for massive losses in the retirement accounts of a billion americans. drfrank, kline and Paulsen, you're toast. Bachmann is not worth mentioning since she already is.

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holstjOct. 3, 1311:19 PM

Keep fighting and the market can keep dropping as most people saw this coming and are waiting for their chance to jump into the market at a huge artificial discount.

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mjcmspOct. 4, 13 9:11 AM

"Keep fighting and the market can keep dropping as most people saw this coming and are waiting for their chance to jump into the market at a huge artificial discount." ----- Yeah, rich people with money to invest. The majority of people with a 401k, IRA, etc. don't have that option. They're stuck.

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