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Government workers affected by shutdown get some help from their banks

Jan 18, 2019
Some financial institutions are offering interest-free loans and waiving late fees on mortgages and credit card payments for government workers who aren’t getting paid during the shutdown. That’s smart business because many of those workers will get their paychecks as…

Why budgets of federal agencies are “use-it-or-lose-it”

Mar 27, 2018
Federal agencies are now trying to figure out how to spend billions of dollars in the next six months. President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress sent him last week, unleashing funding for fiscal year 2018, which is…

How the potential government shutdown could affect you

Jan 19, 2018
The Senate has until midnight tonight to pass a bill that would continue funding the government, but that's not looking likely.
A view of the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday in Washington, D.C., as Senate Republicans had worked to pass a stripped-down, or "skinny repeal" version of Obamacare reform.
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