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Target recorded its strongest quarterly growth in shopper traffic in more than a decade.

Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy

Public confidence in the economy rose more than expected in the US in early March, particularly among lower- and middle-class households.

Here’s a quick summary of the latest bipartisan budget bill to avoid another government shutdown

The Senate Appropriations Committee released a 13-page summary of the over 1,159-page bill
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.

Trump is reportedly ready to sign the border deal to avoid another shutdown — but is hinting at finding other ways to secure more wall funding

Trump could sign the deal to avoid a shutdown but also declare a national emergency or sign an executive order to get money for a border wall.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019, calling for a border wall to be built.

The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of the money he wants for the wall

Lawmakers reached a provisional agreement for border-security funding on Monday evening that they hope will avert another government shutdown.

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking for ways to prevent future government shutdowns

Any fix will likely not happen before February 15 when another shutdown could happen if a deal is not reached over border security.
Federal air traffic controller union members protest the partial government shutdown in Washington on January 10. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suing the federal government.

The government shutdown cost the US billions of dollars, CBO says

About $3 billion in lost GDP as a result of the partial government shutdown won't be recovered, the CBO estimated Monday in a new report.
The US Capitol on Sunday, day 30 of the record partial government shutdown.

Poll shows Americans think the country is on the ‘wrong track’ after shutdown

A majority of Americans are discouraged about the state of the country, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building on January 23 in Washington DC.

5 lingering effects of the longest government shutdown in US history

The longest government shutdown may be over, but its effects will be visible for months. Here are five shutdown effects that don't end with it.
Federal air traffic controller union members protest the partial government shutdown in Washington on January 10. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suing the federal government.

‘Uncertainty is not good for anyone’: America’s biggest companies are starting to reveal the impact of the government shutdown

US corporations are beginning to shed light on the degree to which the partial government shutdown has impacted their operations.

The government shutdown could cause the US economy to shrink, Credit Suisse warns

As the longest shutdown on record continues into its fifth week, some think growth could turn negative in the largest economy