Both sides portray other as unyielding, though leaders say compromise on spending is possible.
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As March 4 looms, a note of optimism emerges.
Veterans of past closings advise firms to talk with acquisition officials to prepare for the possibility of halting operations.
Get ready for some roller-coaster days as the fight over the debt ceiling plays out.
Even a short-term spending measure to keep the government running while the House and Senate negotiate a deal may have to include cuts.
Whistleblower complaint alleges company made illegal payments to a Turkish subcontractor on LOGCAP III contract in Iraq.
As Republicans seek major cuts in Commodity Futures Trading Commission, plan to dun users to pay for regulation pleases consumer groups but not industry.
Proposal is expected to be rejected by House and Senate Republicans, leaving in place the threat of a government shutdown after March 4.
In addition to slashing $3 billion from the agency's fiscal 2011 budget, GOP measure contains language that would make it hard to implement environmental regulations.
Move sets up a Senate showdown over 2011 funding -- and possible government shutdown.