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What a week: Digesting the end of the shutdown

Oct 18, 2013
John Carney and Nela Richardson join the show to wrap up a tumultuous week in Washington.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown 2013, Weekly Wrap

Advice for Congress, from Congress

Oct 18, 2013
More than 20 Senators and seven Representatives have begun work on a compromise budget that liberals and conservatives can live with, before new sequester cuts hit in January. A supercommittee was what created the sequester impasse in the first place, what will be different this time around?
Posted In: Congress, sequester, government shutdown 2013, Supercommittee

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.
Posted In: tea party, GOP, government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling, political donations

'It's like the city came back to life': D.C., a day later

Oct 18, 2013
What the city sounds like with its workers back to work.
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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

Trust issues: D.C. dysfunction means uncertainty for companies

Oct 17, 2013
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Posted In: uncertainty, debt, private contractors, government shutdown 2013

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

Debt deal means D.C. residents can start collecting lottery winnings again

Oct 16, 2013
Washington's lottery has stopped making payments because of the government shutdown.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, lottery

Government reopens, then what? Spoiler alert: long lines

Oct 16, 2013
From fishermen needing permits to farmers applying for compensation for deceased cattle, people and businesses needing help from the government will form a long line around the block.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, government offices, permits

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