Here’s how a looming government shutdown could affect federal services — and stocks

President Donald Trump has again threatened to bring about a partial government shutdown unless Congress provides money for a wall at the Mexican border.

This clash has occurred before without resulting in a markets-shaking shutdown, but budget experts say a closure isn’t out of the question.

They’re highlighting services that could be halted, given the seven appropriations bills that are needed by Dec. 7 cover areas such as the Department of the Interior and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as financial services and transportation.

“Most services will continue, but national parks may be shut down, safety inspections (for example, for hazardous waste and drinking water) could be halted, and the IRS may not be able to process taxes and refunds,” said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, in an email to MarketWatch.

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