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 >>
(RNN) - Some lucky people in Arizona and Missouri will split the record estimated payout of $587.5 million from the Powerball lottery after the Wednesday drawing.
KCTV reported one of the winning tickets was sold in the Kansas City, MO, area. Arizona lottery officials announced the winning ticket there was a $10 "quick pick" bought from a store in the Phoenix area, according to KPHO.
It has not been announced how many winners will split the jackpot.
The winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball drawing are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball is 6.
Tickets for Wednesday night's drawing were reportedly selling at a rate of 130,000 per minute.
Shortly after the drawing, the Powerball website temporarily crashed from the high volume of traffic.
Powerball estimated the odds of winning the jackpot at 1 in 175,223,510.
In all, 42 states, plus Washington and the U.S. Virgin Islands sell Powerball tickets.
In addition to the two grand prize tickets, 66 players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize, according to a Powerball release.
The breakdown state by state: One from Arizona, one from Colorado, three from Connecticut, six from Florida, one from Georgia, one from Idaho, two from Illinois, two from Indiana, one from Kentucky, one from Louisiana, one from Maryland, four from Massachusetts, two from Michigan, one from Minnesota, two from Missouri, eight from New Jersey, two from New Mexico, four from New York, three from North Carolina, two from Ohio, one from Oklahoma, three from Pennsylvania, three from South Carolina, two from Tennessee, four from Texas, four from Virginia and one from Wisconsin.
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