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A train approaches a cliff. But what day will it go over?

Oct 8, 2013
On a day of dueling press conferences over the federal shutdown, private observers say the date we may exhaust our borrowing authority may be later than expected.
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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.
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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?
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Markets fret over the shutdown and debt ceiling

Oct 2, 2013
Worries about the shutdown lead to more worries about the debt ceiling.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Comparing the federal budget to the household budget

Sep 27, 2013
Whenever debates over the budget rage in Washington, leaders can't help but say the government should balance their budget as well as a household. But that analogy might not always hold water.
Posted In: budget crisis, debt ceiling, federal government, government spending

Obama & the debt ceiling: An explainer

Sep 26, 2013
The government is considering raising the debt ceiling -- again. But what exactly is the debt ceiling: Watch an explainer to understand what's at stake and what it means for you and me.
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