The first government shutdown in nearly 20 years ended late Wednesday after Congress agreed on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15. and raise the nation's debt limit through Feb. 7. The 16-day ordeal took a toll on the national economy, economists said.
Here's a by-the-numbers breakdown of the effects:
$24 billion: That's the overall impact to the U.S. economy, according to an estimate by Standard & Poor's.
2.4%: That's the new projection for annualized growth of the nation's gross domestic product in the fourth quarter, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday. Before the shutdown, the firm estimated annualized...