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Dec 27, 2018

The federal government is still shut down and is set to remain that way until the new year. For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, that means more time without pay. On today's show, government employees and contractors share stories…

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Five things to watch in trade in 2019

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 27, 2018
2018 was a busy year for U.S. trade policy and the 2019 outlook looks just as hectic.
New foreign cars are seen parked at the Dundalk Marine Terminal on March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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How to be a dog photographer

by Eliza Mills Dec 27, 2018
We go behind the lens with a photographer of four-legged subjects.
Ellen Shershow tries to capture the unique personality of each pet she photographs.
Courtesy of Ellen Shershow

In the age of climate change, farmers weigh their options for the future

by Peggy Lowe Dec 27, 2018
National climate change report says the business of farming could dramatically change if global warming isn’t addressed.
A pasture of pure blue stem prairie grass, never touched by a plow during the 150 years the Teske family has owned this piece of northeast Kansas.
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The path left by your online purchases

by Amy Scott Dec 27, 2018
You might have done a lot of online shopping this holiday season, and you’re not alone — more than 1 billion items were shipped for free in the United States this holiday with Amazon Prime, the company reported. And with…
Government shutdown 2019

How the shutdown is impacting federal workers

by Janet Nguyen Dec 27, 2018
“The longer it lasts, the harder it’s going to be on myself and many, many others,” one contractor told us.
A view of the U.S. Capitol.
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Companies also suffer when the stock market goes crazy

by Justin Ho Dec 28, 2018
Volatility impacts a company’s stock price, which has big consequences for the company itself, not just for the investors.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

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The federal government is still shut down and is set to remain that way until the new year. For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, that means more time without pay. On today’s show, government employees and contractors share stories about how the shutdown has affected them. Then: A federal climate change report predicts dire consequences for American farmers if steps aren’t taken now. We check in with farmers who are weighing their options for the future. Plus, we’ll talk with Curbed’s Patrick Sisson about how online shopping is increasing pollution.  

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