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Debt ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first?

Sep 26, 2013
If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, the next question is how to pay the bills.
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Shut it down! Why a government shutdown costs money

Sep 25, 2013
The 2013 government shutdown looms on Tuesday. But if the government closes its doors, shouldn't it cost taxpayers less?
Posted In: government shutdown, debt ceiling

Tough to predict exact deadline on U.S. debt

Aug 27, 2013
The Treasury Department says the U.S. will run out of money on some unknown date in October.
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Will temporarily raising the debt ceiling help boost markets?

Jan 21, 2013
Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the debt ceiling delay proposed by House Republicans and its impact on the markets.
Posted In: debt ceiling, housing market

Choose your own debt ceiling adventure

Jan 17, 2013
The known-knowns and the known-unknowns of the debt ceiling debate. And, a handy flow chart.
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Another day, another debt limit debate

Jan 16, 2013
If this is Wednesday, there must be news of the debt limit. And in fact -- there is. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) introduced a measure that would get rid of the debt ceiling altogether.
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Forget the trillion dollar coin: Try the IOU

Jan 10, 2013
USC professor Edward Kleinbard suggests IOUs are the best way to fix the debt ceiling.
Posted In: iou, debt ceiling

Minting, not printing, dollars to ease debt

Jan 4, 2013
A trillion dollar coin? It’s legal for the Treasury to mint and it could resolve the debt ceiling debate. But don’t bet your paper money on it.
Posted In: debt ceiling, currency

Should we worry about U.S. debt?

Dec 27, 2012
Raising the debt ceiling used to be routine. Is now really different than before?
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The history of the debt ceiling

Dec 26, 2012
History reveals a controversial task for the debt limit that goes all the way back to World War I.
Posted In: debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, World War I

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A long tradition of raising the U.S. debt ceiling in July, 2011 led to one of the most heated battles in Congress over the nation's budget. Follow Marketplace's coverage of the debt-ceiling.