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Call to end FAA shutdown: Trucks drive down a road near a half-completed 236-foot Federal Aviation Administration control tower at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday. The Obama administration urged Congress to end a partial shutdown of the FAA that resulted from lawmakers allowing funding for the FAA to expire July 23. At the White House, President Barack Obama noted that more than 4,000 FAA workers were furloughed, more than 70,000 construction workers have stopped working on FAA projects and the country stands to lose $1 billion in tax revenue from airline ticket taxes that can't be collected during the shutdown.

FAA shutdown 08/03/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:27pm]

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