The daily business briefing: November 20, 2019

The House passes a funding bill to prevent a government shutdown, Home Depot shares fall after a disappointing forecast, and more

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1. House passes bill aiming to prevent government shutdown

The House passed a short-term bill to keep the federal government funded and prevent a government shutdown when currently allocated money runs out on Thursday. The stopgap measure passed 231-192. It will extend funding through Dec. 20, which means Congress will face another deadline just ahead of the winter holidays. The proposal now must be passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump to keep some government offices from being temporarily closed. "With a government shutdown deadline just days away, this continuing resolution is necessary to keep government open as we work towards completing the appropriations process," House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.

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