$24 billion: That's the overall impact to the U.S. economy, according to an estimate by Standard & Poor's.
2.4%: That's the new projection for annualized growth of the nation's gross domestic product in the fourth quarter, Standard & Poor's said Wednesday. Before the shutdown, the firm estimated annualized growth would be about 3%.
$152 million: The amount lost per day in travel spending, according to the U.S. Travel Assn.
The shutdown had proven that government is valuable to Americans, he said. If people object to some government policies, "push to change it," he added, "but don't break it." "Let's work together" to make government better, he said, "instead of treating it like an enemy." Read more on his address from White House reporter Christi Parsons.