Businesses Feel Unprepared For Potential Shutdown | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Businesses Feel Unprepared For Potential Shutdown

Play associated audio
The potential for a federal government shut down has businesses feeling concerned and unprepared.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael40001/982714019
The potential for a federal government shut down has businesses feeling concerned and unprepared.

Board of Trade President Jim Dinegar says a federal government shutdown would have tremendous negative implications for the region's businesses and overall economy.

The trade group conducted a survey of regional businesses and found that approximately 71 percent of respondents are concerned or very concerned about a federal government shutdown, and approximately 60 percent of respondents consider themselves unprepared for a shutdown.

Dinegar says the possibility of a shutdown is already affecting the business community through cancelled contracts and postponed events. He's urging companies to act now to prepare for a possible shutdown.

NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.