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Friday furloughs mean less services

May 24, 2013
Thanks to sequestration, roughly 115,000 federal workers at the IRS, EPA, HUD and OMB get an unpaid holiday. Does anybody really notice that the offices are closed on the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend?
Posted In: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government
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The beat of the sequester furloughs marches on

May 24, 2013
As a result of sequester, the IRS, HUD, the EPA and Office of Management and Budget become part of the biggest wave of government office closures since 1995.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, IRS, EPA, HUD
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The sequester cuts and a steelworker's job prospects

May 2, 2013
It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, steelworker, unemployed, sequester
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No sequester reprieve for biomedical research

Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health, on how sequester cuts have caused anxiety for young researchers.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, research, Science
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U.S. pays down debt for first time in six years

Apr 30, 2013
The Treasury Department is expected to start paying down U.S. government debt this quarter for the first time in six years.
Posted In: treasury, federal budget, budget deficit, sequester
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Sequester funding cuts have researchers worried

Apr 29, 2013
As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Science, research and development
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Mitigating the cost and frustration of sequester flight delays

Apr 25, 2013
How are airlines managing the flight delays related to sequester furloughs, and their impact on flyer morale and costs?
Posted In: sequester, flight delays, Airlines
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JFK air traffic controller on first furlough day: 'Frustrating'

Apr 24, 2013
Air traffic controllers from JFK to LAX have begun their furloughs, making for long and painful delays, especially flying into and out of the big East Coast airports around New York City.
Posted In: air traffic controllers, airline industry, sequester, sequestration
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Travelers may run into delays due to FAA furloughs

Apr 22, 2013
Some groups have filed suit to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The FAA must cut hundreds of millions under federal budget sequestration.
Posted In: sequester, FAA, air traffic controllers, furloughs
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Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Apr 16, 2013
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.
Posted In: section 8 housing, sequester, public housing

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After the debt debacle of 2011, Congress and the president agreed to a sweeping package of budget cuts that no one really wanted, as an incentive to work together later to reach a bipartisan compromise on more targeted cuts. That incentive didn't work as designed, and after postponing the date of the 'sequester' cuts, the U.S. Defense Department and other discretionary programs are now staring down the gun of massive, across-the-board budget cutbacks.

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