In the stock market today, equities are up modestly in the wake of positive data on manufacturing in China, which reached a seven-month high in October, pointing to a stronger economy there and globally.
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Nearly 800,000 government employees are still furloughed and about 1 million asked to work without pay as the shutdown enters a third week with no resolution on the federal budget nor an agreement on the debt ceiling.