Government Shutdown

Government, Business, Logistics

Missing Data During Shutdown Complicates Consumer Spending Reports

Consumers David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. growth outlook hangs more than ever on American consumers’ resilience amid stock market swoons and trade-war tensions, but key data on their spending — the biggest part of the economy — will be missing due to the government shutdown.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

TSA Begins to Feel Squeeze From Government Shutdown

TSA TSA security checkpoint (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the United States as soon as this weekend in response to staff shortages triggered by a partial federal government shutdown now in its third week.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

How a Prolonged Government Shutdown Might Ripple Down to States

Government Shutdown Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Almost a third of the $2 trillion that U.S. states spend each year comes from Washington, so the partial shutdown of the federal government would seem to spell major financial trouble in America’s statehouses.

Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019
Government, Business

White House Says Shutdown Trims 0.1% From GDP Every Two Weeks

US Capitol US Capitol building (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The ongoing partial government shutdown will cut U.S. economic output by about 0.1% every two weeks, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said.

Toluse Olorunnipa | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019
Government, Business

Jobless Claims Hit Four-Week High Amid Federal Shutdown

Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a four-week high at year’s end, amid holidays that tend to make the figures more volatile and a partial government shutdown that may have spurred federal workers to request funds.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 3, 2019