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In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in the Cabbagetown neighborhood, in Atlanta. As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine. Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they pay much of their own way, or enjoy a revenue stream that’s insulated from Congress. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Not all federal agencies taking a hit in shutdown

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By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.

Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they pay much of their own way, or enjoy a revenue stream that's insulated from Congress.

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