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Pro: Why a government shutdown won't crush stocks

Polcari: Macro data trumped by D.C.

Wall Street is bracing for the threat of a partial government shutdown on October 1 as Congress wrangles over the debt ceiling,

The budget battle will continue to capture the attention of traders and investors alike, Kenny Polcari, a CNBC contributor and director of NYSE floor operations for O'Neil Securities, said. However, he doesn't think a government shutdown would necessarily crush stocks.

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