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<p>Barriers close the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of CNN. </p>

Barriers close the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Photo courtesy of CNN.

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A 1-month shutdown: $50 billion economic blow

If the week-long government shutdown stretches to a month, it would mean a $50 billion blow to the U.S. economy.