A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
CORNING, IA (KCCI/CNN) - An Iowa man is nearing the end of his pledge to live through Lent on beer alone, just as Franciscan monks did centuries ago.
During a season of sacrifice, J. Wilson has had people wondering.
"I want to educate beer people about God, and I want to educate God people about beer," Wilson said.
He pledged on Ash Wednesday to live Lent on only beer and water.
"Forty-six days is a long time. I've lost 22 and a half pounds, I think, as of today," Wilson said. "My energy is high. I can do anything. I can go out and chop wood right now."
But living on liquids alone has had its downfalls.
"I'm tired because I go to the bathroom four times at night: 12 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 6 o'clock, so I don't get a whole lot of rest," Wilson said.
Wilson, a local newspaper editor who sipped while at work, has been tempted.
"There were a couple of days where I felt, you know, grrr, hunger pain. You know, 2 o'clock in the afternoon, grrr, 'I could go for some lunch right now.' Four o'clock, there it is again," Wilson said. "It's not a drunk fest. My body couldn't sustain a drunk fest for that period of time."
Instead, Wilson says it has been spiritual.
"I've learned that one, these monks could certainly do what we've heard they did," Wilson said. "Two, I think our human body is more resilient than we give it credit for being."
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