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Economics and Investing:

Several readers mentioned this: Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday [1]. The food handout computer system came back up late Saturday evening [2], but just imagine this happening in all 50 States and in all of the Territories for more than a week.

When some people vote with their feet, it gets noticed: Billionaire Branson Leaves UK for Caribbean Tax Haven [3]

Items from The Economatrix:

Nothing Left To Financially Lose: Biggest Drop In Confidence Since Lehman Brothers And Why Some Are Unmoved By Government Shutdown. [4]

Unemployment Claims Surge, Partly Due To Shutdown [5]

Lew: Benefits at risk without rise in debt ceiling [6]