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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

April 08, 2011 - Filling in for Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey, Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the looming threat of a federal government shutdown and the hearing regarding the hiring practices of Mayor Vincent Gray's Administration.

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Unions Brief Federal Employees On Shutdown Procedures

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.

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Businesses Feel Unprepared For Potential Shutdown

The Greater Washington Board of Trade says businesses in the region are concerned about a federal government shutdown and many of them are unprepared.

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Gray Briefs Council On Budget

In the District, the first reviews are in for Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget.

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Federal Shutdown Would Affect 120K Employees In NoVA

Business owners and local leaders in Northern Virginia are preparing for the effects of a possible federal government shutdown on the local economy.

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National Zoo Braces For Government Shutdown

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.

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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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