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October 2, 2013
With the possibility of a partial U.S. government shutdown now a reality, CNN Student News explains why this doesn't affect paychecks for members of Congress. We also report on some of the world's most valuable brands. And after exploring the Spanish origins of some common English words, we make a Career Connection with a textile director and discover there's more to the fashion world than glitz and glamour.
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How might a report on companies' values be useful to a news audience?
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Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. About how many federal government employees were furloughed by the government shutdown? How many continued working?
2. What are some English words that are derived from the Spanish language?
3. What are the main responsibilities of the textile director featured in the program?
1. Do you think Congress and the president should take specific action regarding the government shutdown? If so, what? If not, why not? What do you think might be the short-term and long-term effects of this shutdown?
2. Why do you think that some company brands have become household names, while others have not? How might having a recognizable brand impact a company, its value, its shareholders and its customers?
3. Why might it be important to know the source and destination of a tributary or river?
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