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Major U.S. firms hit by government shutdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 01:01

Oct. 3 - Boeing and United Technologies are among companies hit by the U.S. government shutdown. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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Government workers aren't the only ones getting hit hard by the shutdown. Now, a number of high profile companies that rely on government money to pay for their operations are warning. They will have delays in deliveries, and have to furlough employees if the government can't get a budget passed soon. United Technologies says nearly two thousand employees in its division that makes the Black Hawk military helicopter would be placed on furlough on Monday if there is no deal. And if we hit November, that number climbs to five thousand and will include Pratt and Whitney workers. The FAA is furloughing more than 15,000 workers, and that will severely limit aircraft certification. For Boeing, which needs U.S. aviation officials to certify planes, that means delays in jetliner deliveries. Boeing said it would also impact a number of its defense businesses. Thursday is only the third day of the government shutdown. Despite growing reports of business disruption, there are no signs of an imminent deal on the hill.

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Major U.S. firms hit by government shutdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 01:01