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 >>
CAIRO (RNN) - On Monday, 25 Egyptian soldiers were ambushed and killed with rocket-propelled grenades on the Sinai Peninsula near Gaza. Egypt closed the crossing at Rafah in response to the attack.
The Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the attack on the soldiers.
"Our peaceful protests (are) stronger than any weapon, and we don't accept any violence," said Murad Mohamad Ali, media advisor to the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.
Also on Monday, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was arrested in Nasr City.
Badies' arrest was part of the Egyptian security forces' attempt to put pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood.
In light of the ongoing conflict in Egypt, the United States on Tuesday decided to temporarily suspend some aid to Egypt. The U.S. does have the option to either restore the aid or cut it completely.
"It is evaluated in tranches and while that broader package of assistance is under review, there are some smaller packages that have moved forward," said Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
European Union foreign ministers will soon make a decision regarding aid to Egypt.
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