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U.S. Government Shutdown Costing Private-Sector Contractors $245 Million Every Day

As it rounds up its third week, the partial government shutdown isn’t only affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees. Contractors are potentially losing out on $245 million each day the shutdown continues, Bloomberg estimates. Private-sector organizations that serve federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development and …

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How the British Government Is Rehearsing Worst-Case Brexit Scenarios

The British government has confirmed that the Brexit deal will finally get its postponed parliamentary vote on Tuesday, January 15th. If lawmakers approve the agreement struck between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union, then there will be an orderly divorce on March 29th–but if not, the result will likely be chaotic. On Monday, …

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Frontier Airlines Is Doubling Down on Its Controversial Practice of Flight Attendant Tips

Flight attendants at Frontier Airlines have won their battle to keep their own tips. The low-cost airline introduced a tipping function three years ago, including an option to add gratuity on the digital tablets used to order food and drinks on its flights. Until recently, however, the tips were pooled amongst all of the flight …

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Garmin Added This Hot Smartwatch Feature to Match Apple and Samsung

Smartwatch maker Garmin is adding a new feature to its lineup in an effort to match market leaders Samsung and Apple. The “vivoactive 3 Music – connected by Verizon” will be Garmin’s first smartwatch with cellular connectivity, a feature its two larger rivals added over the past few years. The cellular version of the vivoactive …

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Sears Is Said to Prep for Possible Liquidation as ESL Bid Fails

Sears Holdings Corp. is preparing to potentially wind down the iconic retailer after Chairman Eddie Lampert’s bid to buy several hundred stores out of bankruptcy fell short of bankers’ qualifications, people with knowledge of the matter said. The retailer started laying the groundwork for a liquidation after meetings Friday in which its advisers weighed the …

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National Park Visitors Are Helping Clean Up Amid the Government Shutdown

As the partial government shutdown enters into the new year, National Parks across the country have been accumulating human waste at an accelerating rate. The national parks are not closed, but they are severely understaffed. With no one at the entrance booths, sites are basically free to visit. And with no one to clean, piles …

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Three People Have Died in Accidents at National Parks Amid the Government Shutdown

Three people have died in accidents at national parks since the start of the government shutdown last month. President Donald Trump kept parks, which were closed during previous shutdowns, open during the current one. Jeremy Barnum, a spokesperson with the National Parks Service told the Washington Post that a total of seven people have died …

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