Another two weeks of U.S. shutdown will cost economy as much as Trump wall

“It will only take another two weeks to cost the U.S. economy more than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall,” S&P said in its statement. That’s “a modest impact on the $19 trillion” U.S. economy, but it will add up, and continue to “shave approximately $1.2 billion off real GDP in the quarter for each week that part of the government is closed.”