Flying blind through the shutdown
Jan 24, 2019

Flying blind through the shutdown

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's days might be numbered, but his potential ouster seems to have piqued investors' interest as the oil-rich nation's bonds spiked. As if the partial government shutdown hasn't complicated the lives of federal workers enough, a second missed paycheck could make things even more difficult for those with child support payments. Plus, how has the shutdown hamstrung economists and investors who rely on government data?

Today's show is sponsored by SignNow, the United States Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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How the shutdown is affecting child support payments

Jan 24, 2019
The potential loss of another paycheck adds another complication for federal workers who pay child support.
Social worker Pam Harrison holds a sign protesting the government shutdown at the James V. Hansen Federal Building on January 10, 2019 in Ogden, Utah.
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s days might be numbered, but his potential ouster seems to have piqued investors’ interest as the oil-rich nation’s bonds spiked. As if the partial government shutdown hasn’t complicated the lives of federal workers enough, a second missed paycheck could make things even more difficult for those with child support payments. Plus, how has the shutdown hamstrung economists and investors who rely on government data?

Today’s show is sponsored by SignNow, the United States Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director