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6 New Year's resolutions the next shutdown could break

Oct 17, 2013
The government shutdown reminded us that there are some federal programs that we'll miss if they go away again.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

S&P: Shutdown and debt battle cost U.S. economy $24 billion

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.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, consumer confidence

If 'creditworthiness is like virginity,' did the U.S. just lose it?

Oct 17, 2013
America's creditworthiness takes a hit in Asia, even with the debt ceiling raised and the government reopening.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, credit rating, China

Ok, debt ceiling is dealt with: What do I need to know now?

Oct 16, 2013
Congress reached a deal -- and a process -- to avoid a default on U.S. debt and the reopening of the government.
Posted In: debt ceiling, McConnell, Reid, Boehner

What does all of this talk about default really mean?

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.
Posted In: debt ceiling, default, government shutdown 2013

Global economy cheers Senate deal on debt

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.
Posted In: global economy, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

A debt-ceiling roadmap to ruin?

Oct 15, 2013
The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Posted In: debt ceiling, U.S. Treasury, default, Social Security

Debt ceiling damage already done

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.
Posted In: debt ceiling, GDP, Washington D.C.

Instability in Washington causes uncertainty on Wall Street

Oct 15, 2013
Whether or not Congress raises the debt ceiling in time, we may be headed for another economic slowdown.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress

As deadline nears, debt ceiling fight drags on

Oct 15, 2013
The clock is ticking, but Congressional leaders have yet to reach an agreement.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, Congress, Obamacare

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