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The outlook is positive as the government shutdown enters its 16th day.

The Senate has reached a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown and avert a U.S. Debt disaster that threatens to cripple the American economy.

Politico.com reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are close to announcing an agreement to open the U.S. government and put furloughed gov’t employees back to work.

The furloughed employees includes IRS agents and Michelle’s Obama’s gardeners.

If the deal is passed by the Senate, it could be approved by the House Republicans and sent to President Barack Obama to sign by Thursday. The House Republicans initiated the gov’t shutdown by refusing to approve a spending bill unless a mandatory provision in the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) was eliminated.

If Obama does not sign the bill by Thursday, the Treasury Department will announce the country is in default and cannot pay its bills.

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BREAKING: Senate Reaches Deal to End Government Shutdown  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com