Raising the Debt Ceiling - Most Commented

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After delayed debt vote, economists say we're in debt 'Twilight Zone'

Jul 29, 2011
Last night, a vote on Republican Speaker John Boehner's debt reduction plan was postponed. And some former Treasury Department officials say the debt ceiling is pointless.

Effects of debt ceiling debate could ripple through states

Jul 29, 2011
Maryland, for one, faces credit rating downgrade because so much of its revenue is tied to federal spending

If debt deadline is missed, who will get paid?

Jul 28, 2011
At some point, the U.S. government will have to decide who gets paid and who doesn't, if Congress and the president don't agree on a new debt ceiling. Some government obligations will have priority over others

Better jobs number gives hope to U.S. economy, despite debt talk

Jul 28, 2011
Fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week. Could that be a sign that things are turning around? Adolfo Laurenti , deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial explains.

Explainer: What is the repo market?

Jul 28, 2011
Stock markets have up until now seemed less than bothered by the nation's debt-ceiling drama. But the so-called "repo market" on Wall Street shows that confidence is wavering.
Posted In: Banks

How investors can profit off a default

Jul 28, 2011
There are safe bets, and more speculative tactics
Posted In: Investing

No longer in the discussion: Jobs

Jul 28, 2011
At one time, Democrats and President Obama talked about ways to stimulate the creation of more jobs in the debt ceiling negotiations. Now the plans of both parties are all about cutting spending.
Posted In: Jobs

Overall impact beyond debt ceiling deadline could be long-lasting

Jul 27, 2011
Even if the country avoids default, there are other economic threats that could impact the long-term health of the economy

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers hear ratings agencies failed in multiple crises

Jul 27, 2011
Ratings agencies: you can't live with them, can't live without them, says New York University Professor Lawrence J. White

Companies order fewer big ticket items in June

Jul 27, 2011
Economist Richard Dekaser says this may be first hard data to prove that debt ceiling debate has worried companies.

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