Janet Yellen warns that the government shutdown will make people less willing to shop
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Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, said in a panel discussion on Monday that if the government shutdown continues, it could impact consumer sentiment and thus the retail sector. 

US consumer confidence remained strong throughout 2018 but dipped in December. 

It's day 24 of the government shutdown and nearly 800,000 federal workers are still without pay, lines are mounting at airports, and trash is piling up at national parks. Now experts say retail stores could be hit...

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