Artisanal meat producers face a big barrier to getting into the game: They have to come up with a complex food safety plan that can take months of research and tens of thousands of dollars to craft. A new project wants to make it easier for the next charcuterie master to open shop by creating an open-source safety plan that newbies can look to.
Oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have already been evacuated in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to make landfall as early as Saturday.
The Labor Department says it won't be releasing its closely watched monthly jobs figures as scheduled on Friday due to the government shutdown. That will leave Federal Reserve policymakers, economists and financial markets without key data for making decisions.
The famed hall's five full-time stagehands are on strike, and that's already forced the cancellation of one gala. Tax records show their average total compensation is more than $400,000 each a year. The dispute is over whether they'll also be working in the hall's new Education Wing.
In a report, the department warns that a default could do damage to the economy to rival the Great Recession.
Weekly jobless claims rose slightly to 308,000, but still a bit lower than expected.
Meet Jeremy Feador, a 27-year-old part-time worker in Cleveland, Ohio who has been struggling to find full-time employment.
Did the popularity of Marc Jacobs bags hurt Louis Vuitton?