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What Federal workers can do to generate some cash amid the shutdown

Be wary of taking money from these sources: Your retirement plan: Government workers who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan and are furloughed may take loans from their retirement savings if the furlough is expected to last 30 days or less. You may not take the loan if your leave …

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Trump says he will hold out for border wall funding as government shutdown drags on

The party’s leaders and the Trump administration are not close to a deal to break the stalemate. Congress is set to convene Thursday, but many members will not return to Washington after holiday travel as a vote on a spending bill is not expected yet. If the closure carries into …

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Five smart investment moves to make as a bear market looms

It’s a good time to revisit your investment portfolio and make sure it is aligned with your goals, said financial advisor Roger Ma, CFP and founder at Lifelaidout. Focus on your particular risk tolerance and time horizon, rather than what is going on in the markets, Ma said. “You shouldn’t …

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Government shutdown starts as Trump and Congress fail to strike deal on border wall

President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown for weeks. He got one when the clock turned to Saturday. Congress missed a midnight deadline to fund nine departments, or about a quarter of the government. Parts of the government closed after Congress adjourned earlier Friday night without striking a deal on …

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