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What to Know About Contingent Business Interruption Insurance

The steady extension of supply chains over recent decades has exposed businesses to various risks resulting from temporary interruption. These types of interruptions to a supply chain can result in significant losses, even over the short term. While it’s natural …

Federal Safety Investigators Sidelined by Shutdown Begin Heading to Crash Scenes

It’s been four weeks since a van carrying children from a Louisiana church to Disney World in Florida collided with a swerving tractor-trailer, igniting diesel fuel and killing seven people in a fiery crash. Now, federal crash investigators — sidelined …

Assessing Effects of Government Shutdown on Wildfires, Workforce, Research

The government may be reopening, but the consequences of the longest federal shutdown in U.S. history are likely to linger for national parks, forests, the federal workforce and cutting-edge scientific research. Some may even be permanent. Many fire crews missed …

Shutdown Stalls West Virginia Recovery From 2016 Floods

A program that helps people rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed in West Virginia’s 2016 flood is being affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a statement from the West Virginia National Guard, which oversees …

With Shutdown, Oklahoma’s Rural Fire Departments Fear Funding Issues

Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state’s rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s forestry division received communication from the U.S. Forest Service not to suspend any activities on some of …

U.S. Says Air Travel Safe After Workers Warn of Risks of Shutdown

U.S. airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay have been warning that security and safety could be compromised if the government shutdown continues, but the Trump administration said on Wednesday that staffing is adequate and travelers have …

Congress OKs Stop-Gap Funding to Avoid Government Shutdown

The Senate gave final approval Thursday night to a short-term extension of federal funding to keep the government running for three more weeks while shoving a raft of fiscal and policy fights into the new year. The spending measure, which …

Congress Avoids Government Shutdown with 2-Week Funding Measure

Congress passed a two-week extension of federal funding that averts a government shutdown this week but defers decisions on spending levels for defense and domestic programs. The House voted 235 to 193 in favor of the extension Thursday afternoon followed …

Republicans Eye Stopgap Funding to Avoid Government, Flood Insurance Shutdown

House Republicans are moving ahead with a plan to avoid a Saturday U.S. government shutdown by passing a two-week stopgap spending measure, overriding conservative GOP lawmakers who were pressing for a longer extension to get more leverage over Democrats and …

Financial Stability Regulators Discuss Debt Limit, Government Shutdown

U.S. financial regulators discussed the federal debt ceiling and the effect of the government shutdown on market monitoring during a phone conversation on Tuesday, a Treasury Department spokesman said. The Financial Stability Oversight Council might meet again as Oct. 17 …