FAA may have to shut some operations

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    The government will lose about $200 million a week in airline ticket taxes, and $2.5 billion in airport construction projects will come to a halt if the Federal Aviation Administration is forced to shut down, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday.

    A shutdown looked increasingly likely because Congress hadn't come to an agreement on legislation to extend the FAA's operating authority, which was to expire at midnight today.

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