A federal government shutdown is just hours away unless a deal is reached to avert it and federal agencies are scrambling to educate workers about how a shutdown will work.
The Greater Washington Board of Trade says businesses in the region are concerned about a federal government shutdown and many of them are unprepared.
In the District, the first reviews are in for Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget.
Business owners and local leaders in Northern Virginia are preparing for the effects of a possible federal government shutdown on the local economy.
With a federal government shut down looming, it would be business as usual for animals at the National Zoo, but not for 30 percent of the zoo's staff and 100 percent of zoo visitors.
The looming possibility of a shutdown of the federal government could have a huge impact on our local economy. Some businesses are preparing for the worst.
In the District, leaders are warning residents to brace for a huge drop-off in city services if the federal government shuts down.
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