9 things cheaper than the government shutdown

Published On: Oct 18 2013 12:38:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 18 2013 12:46:59 PM CDT

The government shutdown is over, but the financial damage caused during the 16-day, $24 billion standoff in Congress remains. Take a look at nine things that cost less than the latest government shutdown.

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Economists at Standard & Poor's estimate the total cost of the shutdown to be about $24 billion.

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