Imagine if your boss came to you one day and said take a few weeks off with pay.
What would you do with your time?
Will the stalemate in Washington derail political careeers, such as that of House Speaker John Boehner?
The federal shutdown means that military families living in their darkest hours are not receiving timely checks. Fortunately, a charity has stepped up to help with the expenses of burying a soldier.
The shutdown is having unforseen effects. From trying to buried a loved one to opening a new business -- the feud in Washington is draining us.
A family from Oregon has to come up with the money to pay for a son to be buried. He was killed in combat. Since Abraham Lincoln was president, the feds have always paid to bury our soldiers.
A national guard unit has come under scrutiny for its attempt to buy a nearly $50K mechanical bull eight days int the shutdown.
No Federal Money at the Cancer Institute means no bodies. That also means life-saving research has come to a halt.
Growing concerns about the housing recovery during this shutdown.
The real estate market was on a rebound but with the shutdown it could once again feel a downward pinch.
Economic experts tell us the shutdown costs the American economy about $300 million dollars a day.
Fed up with the shutdown and you want to express your feelings to your congressman? Good luck trying to reach him or her.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Here's something you may not have known about Julianne Moore: she's scared of the devil -- or as she puts it, "VERY scared of the devil."
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US wholesaler sales fall 1.9 percent in January
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. wholesale businesses in January suffered their steepest sales drop in nearly five years, yet they continued to increase their stockpiles. This suggests that companies expect the economy to roar back after experiencing an abrupt winter slowdown.
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