Restaurants feel the pinch as shutdown drags on

Jan 22, 2019
... but some owners reach out to help furloughed federal workers.
Restaurants, which often operate on single digit margins, are feeling a decrease in business due to the government shutdown.
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With financial distress, come fraudsters

Jan 21, 2019
As the partial federal shutdown continues with no visible end in sight, banks and creditors have offered the up-to-800,000 affected workers loans and payment deferments so they can keep up with their finances. At the same time, fraudulent agencies may be targeting these workers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

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 soon as the government gets back to business. Click the audio player above to hear […]

What's it like to be "non-essential"

Oct 1, 2013
On any other day, Joe James would be working as a microbiologist with the EPA. But, after the government shutdown, he's not sure when he'll be back to work.

What's the price of the shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
Closed national parks. Non-essential government services ground to a halt. And the shutdown will cut into GDP.

Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Oct 1, 2013
Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.

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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?

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

Jan 29, 2013
As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.