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Shutdown Messes With Government Workers' Finances

Communities across the nation are feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown. To learn more, Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep turn to Americans from all corners of the country to hear how they're coping with a closed government.
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George Will Compares This Budget Deadlock To Past Conflicts

Steve Inskeep talks to syndicated conservative columnist George F. Will about the current partial government shutdown, and whether the strategies pursued by both sides are any different from previous such crises.
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High-End Extras Aren't A Sure Bet For Tribal Casinos

Native American tribes are giving casinos a makeover, hoping added amenities like spas, golf courses and luxury hotels will attract visitors. Still, these ventures make 80 to 90 percent of their revenue from gambling, and experts say getting people on the gaming floor is key.
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Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed Chairwoman

Yellen currently serves as the Federal Reserve's vice chairwoman. If confirmed she will take over for Ben Bernanke, with whom she has worked hand-in-glove with over the past few years.
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Shutdown Diary: Obama Takes On The Default Deniers

President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner in the morning but there was no breakthrough. Both later held news conferences to reiterate their positions.
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It's All About The (New, More Secure) Benjamins, Baby

A government shutdown isn't stopping the release of a new 100-dollar bill. We'll take a look at the new Ben's high-tech makeover.
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By The Numbers: The Cost Of The Federal Government Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown continues into its eighth day, All Things Considered takes a look at what's been happening both in and out of Washington.
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Ups And Downs In Oil And Gas But Gas Remains A Cheaper Heat

The government is out with its annual forecast for the cost of heat. The feds say the cost of heating with natural gas is rising a bit after a few years of decline. The cost of heating oil is lower than last year, but even with those trends people who heat with gas will still enjoy an advantage.
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House GOP's Latest Idea: A Fiscal Supercommittee, Sort Of

The latest House Republican plan is to propose a supercommittee to work out a deal that would reopen government and raise the debt ceiling.
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D.C. Bars And Restaurants Feel Shutdown Squeeze

D.C. bars and restaurants are getting nervous about just how long their customers will be furloughed — and how it might dent their bottom line.

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