abc
QUICK LINKS:

Obama says shutdown damaged US economy

Created: 10/17/2013 10:35 AM KSTP.com

(AP) WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the government shutdown "inflicted unnecessary damage" to the U.S. economy and damaged America’s credibility around the world.

Obama spoke from the White House hours after signing legislation to reopen the government following 16 days of a partial shutdown.

The deal came the night before the nation’s debt limit was facing a breach.

Obama said while "these twin threats to our economy have now been lifted," the shutdown slowed economic growth.

Obama says the way that business is done in Washington has to change.

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Clear
57°
60° | 40°
  • Feels like: 57° F
  • Wind: E 13mph
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Wed Showers possible in the afternoon
    63° | 48°
  • Thu Showers ending by midday
    62° | 48°
  • Fri A few clouds
    70° | 50°
  • Sat Abundant sunshine
    66° | 48°

Video

KSTP NEWS