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  • Federal Workers Stretch Last Paycheck Until Shutdown Ends

    John DiTroia has been guiding planes through Tampa International Airport since the government shutdown began, even though he’s not getting paid and his three- year-old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

  • Virginia’s Contract-Fat Fairfax Digs In for Leaner Years

    When Mobil Corp. quit midtown Manhattan for 130 green acres in Fairfax County, Virginia, its new neighbors included country stores, dairy farms and a highway that ringed the nation’s capital. Mobil brought hope that the suburb could break free of its Washington ties to build its own world-class economy.

  • Defense Industry Says $1 Trillion Cut Equals 1 Million Lost Jobs

    The defense and aerospace industries are warning that the U.S. will lose 1 million jobs and $59.4 billion in wages and salaries tied to the their businesses if Congress’ supercommittee fails and automatic cuts are imposed.

  • Defense Industry Says $1 Trillion Cut Hits 1 Million Jobs

    The defense and aerospace industries are warning that the U.S. will lose 1 million jobs and $59.4 billion in wages and salaries tied to the their businesses if Congress’ supercommittee fails and automatic cuts are imposed.

  • Virginians Trim Lifestyles as Budget Cuts Threaten Pay

    In Newport News, Virginia, Betty Hazelwood said she’s on “pins and needles” about whether her job as a submarine pipefitter will be eliminated by U.S. spending cuts. In Northern Virginia, Kate McLaughlin canceled a vacation to Costa Rica because of concern her federal contracting will end. At a suburban Washington car dealership, Infiniti of Tyson’s Corner, customers aren’t buying.

  • New Voters Loosen Republicans’ Grip on Old Dominion

    The downtown in Leesburg, Virginia, offers a portrait of attachment to the past. Federal-style buildings line the streets, and the courthouse square features both a plaque commemorating a reading in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence and a statue honoring Confederate soldiers.

  • Defense Armageddon Prediction Clashes With Profits, Optimism

    As the U.S. defense industry tries to avert $500 billion in automatic cuts to national security spending, one of its biggest hurdles may be its own recent success.

  • Defense Industry Cuts Exceed 500,000 Workers Over Cliff

    John Lutz is following the debate in Washington over the so-called fiscal cliff with more than academic interest.

  • Texas Outperforms AAA States With U.S. Defense Cuts: Muni Credit

    Looming U.S. defense-spending cuts that threaten almost 160,000 Texas jobs are unlikely to halt a municipal-bond rally that’s beating seven other top-rated states tracked by Standard & Poor’s.

  • Defense Industry Says Budget Cuts May Cost 2 Million Jobs

    Across-the-board cuts to federal programs may cost the U.S. 2.14 million jobs and reduce the gross domestic product by $215 billion next year, according to a study funded by defense contractors lobbying to forestall the reductions.

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