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Bond market couldn't care less about shutdown

Oct 8, 2013
As we head towards the debt ceiling deadline, stocks are looking wobbly, and Congress wobblier still. But the debt market looks weirdly zen.
Posted In: bond market, explainer, Treasury bill

Could U.S. just skip some payments to avoid debt ceiling?

Oct 7, 2013
Many are talking about "prioritization," the idea that the government can pick-and-choose who it will pay. But when you take a look at how many payments the government processes each day -- and how -- you see it is far from easy.
Posted In: prioritization

No jobs report today because of the shutdown, but most forecasting 180,000 jobs added

Oct 4, 2013
Economists are predicting about 180,000 jobs were added last month, but no way to know if it's accurate due to the government shutdown.
Posted In: jobs numbers, jobs report, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

When it all falls down: A debt ceiling disaster scenario

Oct 3, 2013
The impact of the shutdown pales compared to a fight over the debt ceiling, and a possible government default.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt debacle

Government shutdown 2013 and the (sometimes) lowly contractor

Oct 3, 2013
There are 800,000 government workers who aren't being paid. But how about the hundreds of thousands of government contractors?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, government contractors, Jobs

Markets fret over the shutdown and debt ceiling

Oct 2, 2013
Worries about the shutdown lead to more worries about the debt ceiling.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

Who does the U.S. actually owe $16.7 trillion to?

Oct 2, 2013
Although we often think of our debt as owed to foreign countries, in reality, America owes a lot of money to ourselves. Even regular Americans indirectly own a large chunk of our national debt.
Posted In: debt ceiling, national debt, 401(k), retirement plans, default

Despite being traditional allies, big business now fed up with Capitol Hill

Oct 2, 2013
President Obama meets with top finance executives Wednesday to discuss the debt ceiling.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

Can Wall Street avoid another fiscal cliff?

Oct 2, 2013
Bank executives head to the White House to discuss the government shutdown and efforts to raise the federal debt ceiling. How much influence do the bankers have?
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

Market reaction to shutdown is muted today, but won't stay that way for long

Oct 1, 2013
But failure by Congress to raise the debt ceiling would get a much stronger reaction than we're seeing this morning.
Posted In: government shutdown, debt ceiling, market reaction

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