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Number of Federal Workers Seeking US Jobless Aid Doubles

Number of Federal Workers Seeking US Jobless Aid Doubles

By Christopher Rugaber | Jan 17
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits topped 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5 - double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week.

From Travel to IPOs, How Shutdown is Upsetting U.S. Economy

From Travel to IPOs, How Shutdown is Upsetting U.S. Economy

By Christopher Rugaber | Jan 16
As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and travelers across the country.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

By Holden Lewis | Jan 16
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. Here's how the shutdown is affecting homebuyers and homeowners — and what you can do about it.

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, and Gregory Katz | Jan 16
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin.

Delta Says Shutdown is Costing $25M in January Revenue

Delta Says Shutdown is Costing $25M in January Revenue

By David Koenig | Jan 16
Delta Air Lines expects to lose $25 million in revenue this month from the partial government shutdown that is also creating checkpoint delays and long lines at the airline's Atlanta hub.

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

By Manuel Rueda and Cesar Barreto | Jan 16
Reymar Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion.

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

By Andrea Rodríguez | Jan 15
President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, new statistics say.

Cold, Hard Safety Blanket: Cash Rules As Stocks, Bonds Waver

Cold, Hard Safety Blanket: Cash Rules As Stocks, Bonds Waver

By Stan Choe | Jan 15
For years, cash languished at the bottom of the investment rankings - but suddenly cash is king again.

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

By Annabelle Liang | Jan 15
Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home.

Selective Shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

Selective Shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

By Juliet Linderman | Jan 14
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month.

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