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Day ahead – January 9, 2019: Shutdown continues, USDA says February SNAP benefits to be paid, US-China trade talks conclude

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The partial US government shutdown enters its 19th day with no signs of a deal to break the impasse. Meanwhile, USDA confirmed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries would receive their February benefits despite the shutdown and mid-level US-China trade talks in Beijing concluded.



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