Delays plague China's video games industry

Mar 21, 2019
Chinese video game companies hit a snag with regulatory pause in the world's biggest video game market.
Hundreds of video game companies are fighting for the attention of cell phone users in China, where the video game market is worth more than $30 billion.
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The U.S. government is becoming more dependent on contract workers

Jan 17, 2019
There were about 4.1 million contractors working for the U.S. government in 2017.
A view of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Why the Chamber of Commerce is making a case for bipartisanship

Jan 14, 2019
The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to end the shutdown. And to do it, they'll need to reach across the aisle.
The U.S. Capitol is seen at dusk, Jan. 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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No shutdown in sight for the partial government shutdown

Dec 26, 2018
The economic effects have been largely obscured by the holidays, but will start showing up soon.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a video call to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide in the Oval Office at the White House Dec. 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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Government shutdown begins as lawmakers fail to reach a deal

Dec 21, 2018
“The shutdown hopefully will not last long,” said President Trump.
The U.S. Capitol is seen ahead of a possible government shutdown, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2018. The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Dec. 21 without Congress passing a spending deal, as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.
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Teaching civics 2018 style: Check the 'gram, kids

Dec 19, 2018
Newly elected politicians are giving a behind-the-scenes look at Congress, on social media.
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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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The Trump administration has a habit of renaming government groups

Oct 10, 2018
Case in point: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
President Donald Trump hands his pen to the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney (front-L), after signing an executive order beside members of his cabinet in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17, 2017.
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