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Obama: Gov't Shutdown Would Harm Economy

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President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that a shutdown of the federal government would harm the economy just as it was gaining momentum.

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Obama, who spoke at a town-hall style event in Pennsylvania, urged Democrats and Republicans to compromise in the budget fight in order to get a deal and avert a shutdown.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Caren Bohan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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