Oct 17, 2013 The government shutdown reminded us that there are some federal programs that we'll miss if they go away again.
Oct 17, 2013 The aftermath of the debt ceiling debacle: consumer confidence is shaken, companies aren't spending, interest rates will rise, the nation's credit rating is in jeopardy, and GDP growth takes a hit.
Oct 17, 2013 America's creditworthiness takes a hit in Asia, even with the debt ceiling raised and the government reopening.
Oct 16, 2013 Congress reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government.
Oct 16, 2013 Make no mistake, if the U.S. government defaults on its debt obligations, it will be a catastrophe. But the media has been misusing the term.
Oct 16, 2013 The deadline to raise the debt ceiling is less than 24 hours away, but the U.S. won't actually default until the end of the month.
Oct 15, 2013 The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Oct 15, 2013 While most Americans are worried about what might happen if the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations on Thursday, many argue the damage has already been done.
Oct 15, 2013 Whether or not Congress raises the debt ceiling in time, we may be headed for another economic slowdown.