• The Latest: Yosemite National Park open with minimal staff

    6 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks :
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  • GOLDMAN SACHS: The government shutdown will take a toll on the US economy, but the pain won't last long

    GOLDMAN SACHS: The government shutdown will take a toll on the US economy, but the pain won't last long

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Goldman Sachs says the government shutdown will result in a 0.2% reduction in first-quarter GDP for every week it persists.
    However, it said the negative effect will be reversed in the second quarter, assuming the shutdown ends by then.
    The firm notes that the impact on financial markets will be "very modest."
    Expect the government shutdown to slowly drain the US economy, says Goldman Sachs.
    Now that the federal government has failed to successfully negotiate a funding bill, first-quarter gross domestic product will slip by 0.2 percentage points for each week the shutdown persists...
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  • Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

    Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

    6 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. - The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.
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  • National parks will be open during the government shutdown - but there's a catch

    National parks will be open during the government shutdown - but there's a catch

    6 monthes ago - By Chron

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    National parks will remain open during the government shutdown.
    While the parks are open, many services like visitors centers and trash collection will not be open.
    The bare bones staffing for the parks has some conservation groups concerned.
    One of the most indelible images of the 2013 government shutdown was the signs posted outside major landmarks and parks announcing their closure.
    From the Lincoln Memorial to Yellowstone National Park, the "CLOSED" signs became ammunition in a fight over government funding.
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