The Stock Market and a potential government shutdown


New York City, N.Y. - People on Wall Street are getting ready for a wild 36 hours as the Stock Market reacts to a potential Government Shutdown.   

Government funding must be extended by the end of Thursday to avoid a shutdown.  Senate leaders announced a massive 2-year spending deal that would extend government funding in the short term, while paving the way for a broader deal.  Meanwhile, the house passed a bill that would fund the government through March 23rd. 

National Car Insurance premiums are up 20% since 2011.  That's according to The Zebra, a leading insurance search engine.  It says weather, driver behavior and technology are driving prices higher.

Florida State University received a record number of applications.  The university said there were 48,000 first year applications submitted to the 2018 summer and fall semesters.  University President John Thrasher said that the interest reflects a growing brand globally.  Over the past 2 years, Florida State has moved up 10 places in the Us News & World Report best colleges rankings. 

Dunkin Donuts is making a major change.  The coffee company will stop using foam cups by 2020.  The cups are criticized for harming the environment.  Dunkin Donuts will use paper cups intead.


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