FAA shutdown would cost govt $200 million a week

In this file photo of Sept. 8, 2008, jet aircraft with Air India and Singapore Airlines are parked at a John F. Kennedy International Airport terminal in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

July 22, 2011 7:16:20 AM PDT
Portions of the Federal Aviation Administration will shut down at midnight - putting nearly 4,000 people temporarily out of work and allowing airline passengers to buy tickets without taxes - unless Congress can resolve a partisan dispute over legislation to temporarily extend the agency's operating authority.

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