• US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

    2 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.
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  • Market Closes Lower, But Losses Seemed Checked As Fed Remains Dovish

    Market Closes Lower, But Losses Seemed Checked As Fed Remains Dovish

    2 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Friday's trading saw the market's 5-day winning streak come to an end. But the S&P held key support, perhaps providing a floor going into next week.
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  • Shutdown Economics

    Shutdown Economics

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    The U.S. partial government shutdown is on track to be the longest in history. Whatever its political consequences, the economic costs to the private sector will increase the longer it lasts.
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  • How major US stock indexes fared Friday

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies, but the S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week following a brutal stretch in December.
    On Friday:
    The S&P 500 index edged down by 0.38 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,596.26.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 5.97 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 23,995.95.
    The Nasdaq composite lost 14.59, or 0.2 percent, to 6,971.48.
    The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks ticked up by 1.95, or 0.1 percent, to 1,447.38.
    For the week:
    The S&P 500...
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  • Over 80 US government websites have become insecure or completely inaccessible because there are no workers there to update security credentials

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    More than 80 US government websites have now become either insecure or inaccessible due to the sites not updating a security credential known as a TLS certificate, according to a report by Netcraft.
    Sites impacted include the likes of NASA, the US Department of Justice, and the US Court of Appeals.
    Most of these affected sites will allow users to proceed past the security warning page, but that can leave users vulnerable to cyber attacks.
    The US government shutdown has taken a toll on public spaces - with garbage and human feces overflowing at National Parks - but now the deterioration is...
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  • How Government Shutdowns Affect Small Businesses

    2 monthes ago - By Business

    Some 800,000 federal workers are not being paid or are working without pay during the partial government shutdown. And the small businesses that cater to those workers are also feeling the pain. But the impact of any shutdown goes far beyond just that. The public loses access to any number of services, and small businesses lose access to things like programs intended to encourage entrepreneurship and government contractors can't get paid.
    Small businesses can't get loans
    The Small Business Administration stopped processing new loans on December 22, 2018. Those loans will not get processed...
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  • Bank and Credit Union Regulators Signal Concern About Government Shutdown

    2 monthes ago - By Forbes

    In a sign that concern is mounting over the 21-day federal government shutdown, bank and credit union regulators asked financial institutions to work with customers impacted by what tomorrow will become the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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  • U.S. government shutdown may depress January job growth

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    A partial shutdown of the U.S. government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 percent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before next Friday, economists warned.
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  • From Snoop Dogg to Mark Hamill, celebrities are reacting to the government shutdown

    From Snoop Dogg to Mark Hamill, celebrities are reacting to the government shutdown

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The federal government's partial shutdown is now one of the longest in history.
    President Donald Trump has continued to strike out on lawmakers in favor of his $5-billion border wall, though Congress hasn't shown any signs of budging.
    A number of celebrities have shared condemnations of the shutdown, showing sympathy for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay, and fact-checked some of Trump's claims on Twitter.
    As the federal government entered its 21st day of a partial shutdown, President Donald Trump continued to issue hits against Democratic lawmakers about his...
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  • The partial U.S. government shutdown is closing out day 21, and is now

    2 monthes ago - By AG Web

    The partial U.S. government shutdown is closing out day 21, and is now tied for the longest government closure ever. No USDA major USDA reports means the trade is in the dark, and it could be a detriment to agriculture.
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