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DealBook Briefing: Growing Unease Over Government Shutdown

12-15 minutes Pilots at a rally of airline industry unions in Washington yesterday. CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Image Pilots at a rally of airline industry unions in Washington yesterday. CreditCreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images As shutdown drags on, few options in battle over border security President Trump traveled to the southwestern border yesterday, where he reiterated the demand for a wall that has led to a bitter political impasse and a government shutdown now in its 21st day. He used the visit to blame the shutdown on Democrats and suggested that he might declare a national emergency to bypass Congress. White House officials considered diverting emergency aid to build a border barrier. Among the options: moving $13.9 billion allocated last year after devastating hurricanes and wildfires. Some Senate Republicans came off the sidelines to seek a deal that would reopen the gove

Pound hits 10-month low as World Cup fever hurts UK retail sales - business live | Business I The Guardian

theguardian.com Pound hits 10-month low as World Cup fever hurts UK retail sales - business live | Business Graeme Wearden 15m ago 12:18 Full story: UK retail sales fall despite World Cup and BBQ boost Here’s my colleague Richard Partington on the retail sales data: The World Cup and the summer heatwave kept British shoppers away from the high street last month, despite encouraging stronger sales of food, drink and barbecues across the country. Revealing a surprise fall in retail sales in June, the Office for National Statistics said clothing stores and other non-food retailers suffered from reduced footfall amid the hot weather and football celebrations. The volume of goods sold across the whole of the retail industry dropped by 0.5% last month compared with May, missing City expectations for a rise of 0.2%. Sales at foods stores edged up 0.1% over the month. The latest snapshot from the ONS will