Govt. Shutdown Looms After Senate Rejects House Conditions To Spending Bill, French Workers Want To Work on Sunday, Illinois Begins Setting Up Medical Marijuana Program: P.M. Links


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  • The Senate has rejected the House's conditions to a temporary spending bill that would have kept the government operating while also delaying or repealing parts of Obamacare. Obama is not resigned to a government shutdown. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has accused Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of trying to force a government shutdown. 
  • Some French workers are asking for the government revise an over century-old law that prohibits most stores from opening on Sunday.
  • Officials in Illinois have begun setting up a system that would allow people to legally purchase medical marijuana.
  • Bitcoin maverick Jed McCaleb is looking into setting up a new alternative digital currency.
  • Eurozone inflation is at a three-year low.
  • IKEA is planning to start selling residential solar panels in the U.K.

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