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 >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- Adult Day Services of Wilmington began moving forward without federal funding Monday. The facility provides social activity and caretaking for the elderly and disabled.
The program director at Adult Day Services, Jennifer Riker, said she first learned last Friday that the county couldn't funnel any funding due to the federal government shutdown. Riker said that she will still petition for county dollars, but will keep the business going regardless.
"We're going to continue on, and I don't know how long I can make it work, but I'm going to do my best to make it work," said Riker.
At Riker's plea to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Woody White said there is nothing that county government can do to help with federal money.
"When those federal dollars go away because our leaders in Washington can't get along, we have no options," said White. "Our 100 counties in the state don't have the option of raising property taxes to fund federal programs.
Riker said that the program would have to lose seven of its clients, due to the lack of funding. One of those clients is Elliott Reynolds.
"It's not right," said Reynolds. "We pay taxes all our lives and now we need help and we can't get it."
Riker said that her employees all pledged to take a pay cut in order to keep all of the clients in the program. One employee, Katie Payne, has been with the business since 2009. She said taking a pay cut is not going to be easy.
"It's gonna be hard on every one of us," said Payne. "We all live paycheck to paycheck pretty much here so it was a big sacrifice for each and every one of us, but we all felt it was necessary thing to do and the right thing to do."
White said Monday night that he feels for the families making sacrifices, but he suggests they contact elected leaders in Washington, DC for relief.