US shutdown

News at a glance: February 10, 2018

News at a glance: February 10, 2018

Feb 10, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
Donald Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second US shutdown of 2018

Donald Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second US shutdown of 2018

United States President Donald Trump on Friday signed a combined funding and budget bill that was passed by Congress hours earlier and will increase federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars, bringing an end to the second government shutdown this year.

Feb 10, 2018, 09:35 AM IST
US government shutdown ends after Senate passes spending bill

US government shutdown ends after Senate passes spending bill

US shutdown ended on Friday after the Senate passed the crucial federal spending. The bill was passed after hours of delay, sending the measure to President Donald Trump to end the nation's second government shutdown in three weeks.

Feb 09, 2018, 16:29 PM IST
Second US shutdown in three weeks to begin as Senate holds up spending bill

Second US shutdown in three weeks to begin as Senate holds up spending bill

Rand Paul, an outspoken senator from Kentucky, said the overall budget bill that includes the stopgap measure would "loot the Treasury."

Feb 09, 2018, 09:53 AM IST
US govt shutdown extended as lawmakers fail to reach an agreement

US govt shutdown extended as lawmakers fail to reach an agreement

The US government shutdown has been extended as the lawmakers failed to reach an agreement to end it before the beginning of the working week.

Jan 22, 2018, 11:18 AM IST
Despite US govt shutdown, Statue of Liberty to reopen today

Despite US govt shutdown, Statue of Liberty to reopen today

The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation.

Jan 22, 2018, 09:31 AM IST
Stay and work to end shutdowns, or get arrested: US Senator's suggestion to politicians

Stay and work to end shutdowns, or get arrested: US Senator's suggestion to politicians

Senator Michael Bennet's suggestions are also part of a bipartisan accountability law he has tried to push.

Jan 20, 2018, 16:51 PM IST
Democrats holding citizens hostage: Donald Trump administration on US shutdown

Democrats holding citizens hostage: Donald Trump administration on US shutdown

US President Donald Trump's administration accused the opposition Democrats of holding American citizens hostage Saturday after lawmakers failed to agree a stop-gap spending deal before a midnight deadline.

Jan 20, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
What happens in a US government shutdown?

What happens in a US government shutdown?

The US government officially shutdown on Friday for the first time in five years after lawmakers failed to agree on a spending deal. US President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for the shutdown which comes exactly a year after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Jan 20, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

US employment fails to rebound strongly from winter chill

It was the weakest two months of job growth in three years.

Feb 07, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Obama signs budget bill into law to avert govt shutdown

US President Barack Obama has signed a bipartisan federal budget bill, averting the risk of an embarrassing government shutdown for two years in the world's largest economy.

Dec 27, 2013, 09:31 AM IST

US jobless claims fall in positive sign for labor market

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 42,000 to a seasonally adjusted 338,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Dec 26, 2013, 23:34 PM IST

`US shutdown caused record number of furloughed days`

Federal employees were furloughed for a combined total of 6.6 million days during the 16-day partial federal government shutdown starting Oct 1, the most number in all government shutdowns of country.

Nov 08, 2013, 10:57 AM IST

US lawmakers step up assault over 'Obamacare' woes

US lawmakers have grilled the contractors behind the troubled Obamacare website as Republicans attacked what they dubbed "one of the biggest IT disasters in government history."

Oct 25, 2013, 12:06 PM IST

US jobless claims elevated in 2nd shutdown week

US jobless claims remained high for the second week of the government shutdown, but fell from the previous week, Labor Department data showed Thursday.

Oct 24, 2013, 20:33 PM IST

Shutdown cost 120,000 US jobs: White House

The recent government shutdown and debt default crisis hit the US economy so badly that it cost the country 120,000 jobs and wiped out 0.25 percent of economic growth for the fourth quarter, the White House said.

Oct 23, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

Shutdown costs US 120,000 jobs, says White House

The partial US government shutdown has cut 0.25 percentage point off the fourth-quarter economic growth and cost the country 120,000 jobs in October, the White House has said.

Oct 23, 2013, 12:56 PM IST

Despite budget win, Obama has weak hand with Congress

The 16-day partial government shutdown highlighted Obama`s challenges in basic governing.

Oct 20, 2013, 20:44 PM IST

US debt increases to $17 trillion

The public debt of United States has increased to a whopping USD 17 trillion after the Congress increase the debt ceiling this week.

Oct 19, 2013, 11:17 AM IST

Global stocks gain, dollar falls as Fed seen staying course

Global stock markets climbed to a five-year high on Friday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would extend its stimulus policy well into 2014, but uncertainty over when US interest rates will rise caused the dollar to sink to an eight-month low.

Oct 19, 2013, 08:49 AM IST