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THE IMPACT OF the partial government shutdown is expected to expand exponentially the longer the shutdown extends as federal agencies, without intervention, will run out of cash on hand or lose unpaid employees to staff integral positions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ELIJAH NOUVELAGE

The shutdown’s bad. Buckle up because it could get much worse

NEW YORK - Airport security screeners could quit en masse, grounding flights. The federal courts could stop hearing civil cases. City buses could stop running. And...
SHUTDOWN: Federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue from the partial government shutdown. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Shutdown puts $200M a day in federal contracts at risk

NEW YORK - If recent history is any guide, federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue...

Kavanaugh could usher in even more business-friendly era on Supreme Court

NEW YORK - Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a...

Out-of-pocket costs balloon

Until now, the fight over health care reform has mostly been a battle over two numbers: how many Americans have insurance, and how much...

Talk is cheap, renewable energy isn’t

If promises matter, it’s been a very good stretch for renewable power. At the end of July, Hillary Clinton said that as president she...

Republicans’ Obamacare argument is a sham

Here’s the most charitable interpretation of the Republican case against Obamacare: The law’s changes to the individual insurance market have left people in that...

Retirement prospects bleak

Most Americans need more help saving for retirement – and a new survey suggests they're increasingly unlikely to get it. In a survey of 1,003...

Medicare pay reform misses bigger questions, opportunities

Last week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, setting firm targets for shifting Medicare away from fee-for-service payments, has for...

Obamacare’s next problem is fighting human nature

It turns out that most people who enrolled in health insurance for 2014 through HealthCare.gov didn’t bother going back to the site to shop...
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