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View the February 4, 2019 issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff


Not everybody eats

By Mike Causey

The “logic” behind the latest, longest government shutdown in U.S. history took me back decades to my first newspaper job at a struggling, penny-pinching company. As reporters, we were paid more than administrative types which is sad, because we weren’t paid very much.


Air Force looking for new hires

By FEND Staff

The Air Force software factory known as Kessel Run is growing, and service plans to hire more than two dozen personnel, mainly from industry, after a hiring event in Boston Jan. 23 and Jan. 24.


Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of February 4, 2019.


Political scientist: Many factors lead to shutdowns—but fixes are gaining ground

By Nathan Abse

This week, Nathan Abse talks with George Peery, a political scientist and chairman the University of North Carolina-Asheville chapter of the nonpartisan World Affairs Council of America—and a commentator on government and the problems created by shutdown threats and shutdowns.


Shutdown hit economy by $11 billion

By FEND Staff

The recently-ended federal government shutdown was not cheap—in fact, one initial estimate says, in the near-term, it cost the U.S. economy more than $11 billion.


CBO: Shutdown hit economy by $11 billion

By FEND Staff

The recently-ended federal government shutdown was not cheap—in fact, one initial estimate says, in the near-term, it cost the U.S. economy more than $11 billion.


Employees Have Until Tax Filing Deadline to Make 2018 IRA Contributions - Part I

By Edward A. Zurndorfer

Although calendar year 2018 has concluded, employees and their spouses have until April 16, 2019 to make their 2018 individual retirement arrangement (IRA) contributions. In the first of three columns discussing IRA contributions for calendar year 2018, this week’s column discusses rules for making traditional IRA contributions, including the rules for deducting traditional IRA contributions.


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