Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration.

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS.

IRS recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed because of the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid during the shutdown.