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Shutdown Could Have Devastating Effect On D.C. Economy

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.

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Federal Shutdown Would Cause Cut In D.C. Services

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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Potential Federal Shutdown Would Hurt Virginia Economy, Leaders Say

It's not just residents and businesses inside the D.C. city limits that will be affected by a federal government shutdown, should it come to that.

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Compromise Made On Pensions, Prescription Drugs In Maryland

A panel of Maryland lawmakers has settled pension and prescription drug differences between the House of Delegates and Senate.

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New Center To Combat Foreclosures, Improve Financial Literacy

Much of the Washington region wasn't hit as hard by the nation's foreclosure crisis as many other areas, but Prince George's County, Md., was and it's predominantly African-American.

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NAACP, Wells Fargo Open Financial Literacy Center In D.C.

The NAACP and Wells Fargo are working together to address racial discrimination in the housing market. The NAACP sued the company over racial discrimination, but it pulled the suit so it could partner with the bank.

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Mayor Vince Gray Proposes Tax Hikes In Budget

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing to raise income taxes on the city's highest earners. The mayor's budget plan offers a mix of spending cuts and tax hikes to balance the city's $322 million deficit.

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