with contributions from Evan Clark
 on January 15, 2019

With 800,000 federal workers not receiving pay equating to more than $2 billion last Friday amid the ferocious standoff between President Trump and Congress over funding for a wall at the southern border, the government shutdown is starting to take a direct toll on consumer spending.

The partial U.S. government shutdown officially became the longest in history this weekend and as it shows no signs of ending, retailers are getting caught in the crosshairs.

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