The true economic impact of the shutdown has just begun to reveal itself

Now that the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is officially over (for the time being, at least) and the dust is starting to settle, we’re getting our first look at the cost of the shutdown on the economy. According to S&P, the economy lost at least $6 billion dollars because of the shutdown, which S&P notes is more than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall that was the central cause of the shutdown itself.