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Bond markets remain calm amid debt ceiling debate

Jul 25, 2011
As the debt default date looms, bond analyst Marilyn Cohen explains why so many foreign markets aren't panicking -- even though they hold a lot of our cash.

Wall Street waits to see what happens with debt talks

Jul 25, 2011
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses why markets aren't panicking right now, even though a debt ceiling deal seems pretty far off.

Balancing long term debt and short term debt default

Jul 22, 2011
CBS/MoneyWatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger explains how Americans have become more open to tax cuts as part of a debt solution.

U.S. mayors put pressure on Congress over debt deal

Jul 22, 2011
Fifty mayors from around the country meet in Los Angeles today to urge Congress to reach a deal and prevent economic trouble at the local level

Senator: Months, not days needed to pass debt deal

Jul 22, 2011
Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota says President Obama's proposal to push back the debt ceiling deadline by a few days will not address long-term solutions

White House mulls cuts first, tax reforms later

Jul 22, 2011
To meet Republican objections, the president is floating a plan that would make spending cuts first and tax reforms later

Tour the new consumer finance protection agency

Jul 21, 2011
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opens today in Washington, one year after President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law. A tour of the offices shows what the bureau is as it opens, even though it has yet to get a director.

U.S. debt ceiling plans take some shape

Jul 21, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, takes a look at the debt debates in Washington.

Analyst: No good way to prepare for Greek, U.S. defaults

Jul 21, 2011
Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, explains how temporary defaults in both Greece and the U.S. could affect markets.

DC walking tour: The CFPB friends and foes

Jul 21, 2011
Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio takes us to the government institutions that can help -- and hurt -- the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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