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Amid shutdown, local business leaders still confident

Mass. OK in short term; but debt ceiling fight could have harsher consequences

Uncertainty might have become a new political certainty.

After years of living with partisan brinksmanship in Washington, many business leaders took the federal government shutdown in stride Tuesday, expecting a minimal impact on the Massachusetts economy, at least in the short term. The greater threat, they said, will come in about two weeks, when the federal government reaches its borrowing limit and Congress must increase it — or allow the United States to technically default on its debt.

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