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Beef, chicken prices to rise if gov't furloughs meat inspectors

Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 08:20am EST

Tags: usda, Nick Iannelli, FDA

Virginia's hi-tech corridor nervous over sequestration

Virginia defense and hi-tech industries are sure to take a hit

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:43pm EST

Tags: Northern Virginia Technology Council, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, federal contractors, federal budget

Navy: Sequestration could ground Blue Angels

A top Navy official says without a budget deal by the congressional deadline in March, a famed Navy and Marine Corps flight team could be grounded.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 11:41am EST

Tags: blue angels, U.S. News and World Report

Concerns about the future keep top Marine up at night

It's not the combat readiness or the courage of the men and women that wear the Marine Corps uniform that keeps the commandant of the Corps up at night. It's apprehension about looming budget cuts.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 06:08am EST

Tags: Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, Budget Control Act, j.j. green,


Vets and the fiscal cliff: Effect of sequestration on benefits

Many veterans and their families are eyeing the fiscal cliff and the possibility that sequestration may cut into their benefits.

Sunday - 11/11/2012, 08:42am EST

Tags: max smith, Veterans Affairs

Automatic spending cuts are issue in some races

In many ways, it's an odd topic to make a central campaign issue: sequestration.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: George Allen, Tim Kaine,

Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead

While Virginia escaped the worst of the recession unemployment peaked at 7.3 percent uneasiness about the future is in the air. For good reason: The state's fortunes are tied to the outcome of the deficit debate on Capitol Hill and its outcome could dramatically alter its economy.

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 02:45pm EDT

Tags: economy, jobs, Congress, military spending

Va. leaders: Congress must act to avoid coming cuts

Automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion set for January unless Congress acts could mean the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:59am EDT

Tags: Mark Warner, Congress, budget cuts, Hank Silverberg, Gerry Connolly

Region not ready for impact of federal budget cuts

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report paints a grim picture for the region's economy if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget take effect in January. COG says better urban planning and promoting the region's diverse economy will will help offset the potential loss of jobs.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: COG, urban planning, economy, jobs,

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