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Flight shame gives way to the night train

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What the partial government shutdown could mean for FBI agents

by Erika Beras 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

by Kimberly Adams 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

by Amy Scott 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

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer 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

by Kimberly Adams Jan 17, 2019
Thousands of government employees are furloughed during this government shutdown.
Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The partial government shutdown makes business nostalgic for bureaucracy

by Kimberly Adams Jan 16, 2019
With the partial government shutdown hurtling toward the one-month mark, companies are starting to long for a little old-fashioned government bureaucracy. Because while it may slow things down, without it, it’s pretty hard to get anything done. Click the audio…
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What happens when losing a paycheck becomes a regular thing

by Sean McHenry Jan 16, 2019
As a government contractor, Janet Martin weathered several shutdowns. But losing pay changed how she thinks about money.
Retired government contractor Janet Martin endured many government shutdowns during her career, and those experiences still affect how she lives her life.
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How the government shutdown is affecting federal employees who are veterans

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 15, 2019
The partial government shutdown left some 800,000 federal employees without a paycheck last week, and a lot of military veterans are among that number. Nearly a third of workers in federal executive branch agencies are veterans, and according to the…
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Caught in the trade war, navigating the shutdown

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Jan 14, 2019
In June of last year, the Trump administration imposed the Section 232 tariffs, 10 percent on imported aluminum and 25 percent on imported steel. Many small businesses applied for exclusions, hoping to avoid the costly tariffs. It’s been a slow…
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What should federal workers do about money during the shutdown?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 14, 2019
We asked the experts.
Protesters hold signs during a protest rally by government workers and concerned citizens against the government shutdown on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Post Office Square near the Federal building, headquarters for the EPA and IRS in Boston. The rally was organized by The American Federation of Government Employees. New England has 516 EPA employees that is now down to a staff of 22.
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