Mariko Oi and Dean Danowitz
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Has US shutdown stopped small businesses hiring?

8 November 2013 Last updated at 11:27 GMT

The US economy grew at a healthy pace in the three months to the end of September - however, that was before the government shutdown.

Mariko Oi travelled to New Jersey and heard how the political uncertainty had affected small businesses there.

Starlite Productions boss Dean Danowitz said: "You're trying to build something and the government in many ways is getting in the way."

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