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Thousands of federal workers in the state faced furloughs Tuesday as a government shutdown closed Acadia National Park and other federally supported operations. Congress remained at a stalemate Wednesday as Republican lawmakers resurrected bills to fund selected parts of the government that were rejected Tuesday. Business interests in Maine say there is little immediate impact on the private sector but they indicate a prolonged shutdown could put a dent in business.
Will the shutdown end by next Friday, Oct. 11?