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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.

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

By David Koenig | Jan 16
Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown.

Developers, Not Farmers, Get Biggest Hit from Wetlands Rule

Developers, Not Farmers, Get Biggest Hit from Wetlands Rule

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 14
Real estate developers and those in other business sectors take out substantially more permits than farmers for projects impinging on wetlands, creeks, and streams, and who stand to reap the biggest regulatory and financial relief.

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

By Kristian Foden-Vencil, Oregon Public Broadcasting | Jan 14
A recent study out of Oregon suggests emergency medical responders — EMTs and paramedics — may be treating minority patients differently from the way they treat white patients.

The Shutdown Today: Shutdown Officially Becomes Longest Ever

The Shutdown Today: Shutdown Officially Becomes Longest Ever

Jan 12
Here's what's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 22.

Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags On

Federal Workers Get $0 Pay Stubs as Shutdown Drags On

By Brady McCombs and Michelle Smith | Jan 12
Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills.

How's the U.S. Economy Doing? Shutdown Makes It Harder to Say

How's the U.S. Economy Doing? Shutdown Makes It Harder to Say

By Christopher Rugaber | Jan 11
The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring.

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Settlement in Denver Lawsuit

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Settlement in Denver Lawsuit

By Colleen Slevin | Jan 11
Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs.

Asst. Principal Accused of Harassing Trans Boy May Keep Job

Asst. Principal Accused of Harassing Trans Boy May Keep Job

Jan 9
The board of education in Harrison County, West Virginia, has voted to allow the conditional return of an assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender high school student.

Researcher Claims Homophobic Harassment at Pharma Company

Researcher Claims Homophobic Harassment at Pharma Company

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 2
A research scientist who left pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co. in September says he quit after more than a decade of employment there because of harassment directed at him because he is gay.

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