NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Uncertainty in Washington and end-of-the-quarter adjustments appear to be what is sending the markets lower.Peter Cardillo, chief market economist for Rockwell Global Capital, told TheStreet's Debra Borchardt a government shutdown is highly unlikely, perhaps a 5% chance. However, there is a lot of drama and unnecessary publicity associated with the budget issue, which may be having an effect.
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