A first glance at the US shutdown's economic impact
The University of Michigan Index is one of the key data releases unaffected by the US government shutdown, and the latest results point to a US economy dealing with multiple bearish factors.
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Summary: US equities have seen a strong opening, helped by news of a major takeover and hopes of a strong Facebook result. FX markets, meanwhile, are whippy, with the dollar alternating between gains and losses.