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Trump, Congress agree to end longest government shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
Trump said he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until Feb. 15 and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall.
President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown on Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.
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The problem with missing economic data

Jan 25, 2019
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
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Some facts about the finances of furloughed federal workers

Jan 24, 2019
As the partial government shutdown is about to enter its 35th day, here are a few facts about the hundreds of thousands of affected federal workers: The median income of a furloughed federal worker is about $67,000 a year, according to Sentier Research About 75 percent of those workers are working paycheck-to-paycheck, according to John Challenger […]

What the partial government shutdown could mean for FBI agents

Jan 23, 2019
A new report looks into the long-term impact.
FBI Agents Association member Thomas O'Connor holds up an FBI report 'Voices From the Field' giving examples of how the government shutdown is undermining their work on drug and gang enforcement, security, and counter-terrorism, as he speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2019.
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For some businesses, the partial government shutdown offers a chance to market directly to affected federal workers

Jan 22, 2019
Companies still have to be careful about crafting messages in a highly politicized moment.

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Thousands of federal works file unemployment claims

Jan 18, 2019
More apply for benefits as the partial government shutdown drags on.
Albert Romero, 50, has filed for unemployment insurance while he waits to return to his job at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Boulder, Colorado.
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Shutdown could affect security clearances

Jan 18, 2019
Skip a bill payment, get bad credit. Get bad credit, lose your security clearance.
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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Definition of an essential worker does a shutdown shift

Jan 17, 2019
Thousands of government employees are furloughed during this government shutdown.
Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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