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Could the Government Shutdown Be Ending?

The following video is from Thursday's edition of Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill, and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman, dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

House Republicans have offered to raise the debt ceiling for an additional six weeks, prompting a rebound in the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Is this a sign of progress, or does this only kick the can further down the road? In today's lead story on Investor Beat, Jason and Taylor take a look at the continuing government shutdown, how investors should react, and which types of stocks may be affected.

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The Motley Fool's new free report, "Everything You Need to Know About the National Debt," walks you through with step-by-step explanations about how the government spends your money, where it gets tax revenue from, the future of spending, and what a $16 trillion debt means for our future. Click here to read the full report!


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