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  • So What Was the Point of the Government Shutdown?

    After a three-day standoff, Senate Democrats relented Monday in their shutdown fight with Republicans and agreed to reopen the government in exchange for … well, something … maybe. Democrats agreed...

  • FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol is seen from behind trees after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

    In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep...

  • FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin at a local pharmacy in Provo

    Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

    (Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making,...

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    Congress Pushes Shutdown Showdown to the Brink

    President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns. Although...

  • usFILE PHOTO: A bulldozer moves coal at the Murray Energy Corporation port facility in Powhatan Point, Ohio

    Trump's Coal Job Push Stumbles in Most States

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew...

  • Odds of a Shutdown Growing by the Hour

    The countdown to a possible shutdown is now being measured in hours, not days, with cable news networks carrying ticking clocks on their screens — and the likelihood of a shutdown seems to be growing...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    What a Government Shutdown Could Cost

    If the government does shut down on Saturday, Goldman Sachs says the economic costs would likely be minimal: “A government shutdown has a much more modest impact than the term might suggest,” Goldman...