Girding for a Government Shutdown

As of this writing, I see more red than usual on my stock screen -- and I'm also seeing green in such names as Qualcomm (QCOM), American Water Works (AWK), GSV Capital (GSVC) and Cisco (CSCO).

I'm keeping one eye on that as I also stay focused on the latest news coming out of Washington. It certainly looks like the federal government will shut down at midnight tonight, and that has many bracing for what it could mean: a disruption of services, workers furloughed and at least a slowdown in economic activity. I experienced all of this 17 years ago when I was traveling through San Francisco and Maui as the national parks were closed....432 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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