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  US shutdown looms amid stalemate
US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other
  U.S. Senate: Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services

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  A government shutdown looms as Democrat and Republican lawmakers remain unable to strike a deal on a new plan to continue funding its operation


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  U.S. Senate: The US appears to be heading over the 'fiscal cliff', with prospects dim for a deal to avoid tax rises and spending cuts, the US Senate leader says
Oct.7 US security warning on China firms  Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel has warned after its probe into the two companies

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Nov.21 No deal for US 'super-committee'
  A congressional committee tasked with reducing the deficit by $1.2tn has failed to come to an agreement. The national debt has just risen above $15tn Oct.26   'Unequal' US sees Occupy clashes  Income inequality in the US has sharply increased in recent decades, a bipartisan analysis has revealed

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Apr.27 Goldman Sachs' under fire at hearing
  U.S. Senate: Chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has denied his bank contributed to the US financial crisis by betting some of its own investment products would fail Feb.23 Electronics cited as Toyota problem  Witnesses at the hearings testified that they believe they have found a possible additional cause of unintended acceleration in Toyotas

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Feb.24 US recession 'may last into 2010'  Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke has warned Congress that without the right policies from the government, the recession could last into 20...

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Dec.11 US car bail-out fails in Senate
  U.S. Senate: A $14bn bail-out package for the beleaguered US car industry has died after failing to get enough support in a procedural vote
Sep.29   $700 billion bailout package failed
  House of Representatives: Democrats and Republicans immediately blamed each other for the failure of the bailout package in the House
 The package failed in the House by a vote of 228-20. It was unclear in what form the congressional leadership would bring the bill back to the floor. House Republican leaders blamed Nancy Pelosi for the bill's failure

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