Pakistani security personnel stand alert on a street in Quetta in September. Proposed appropriations bills in both the U.S. House and Senate make economic and military assistance to Pakistan conditional.
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Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant used to produce SUVs. Now it churns out the Ford Focus, with help from a federal loan program. House Republicans are looking to cut funding for the program to offset money for disaster relief.
Job-seekers line up at a job fair in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Labor Department reported Friday that there was no job growth in August, the first time in a year. Unemployment remained at 9.1 percent.