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US Budget Showdown Weighs Hard On Markets

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LONDON (AP) - Stocks overseas have taken a pounding today as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government is in its seventh day and lawmakers appear to be making little headway in raising the country's debt ceiling.
    
European shares are lower. Earlier in the day, Asian stocks also were down.
    
Wall Street is poised for further falls at the open with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures lower.
 

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