Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to President Barack Obama speak before a budget meeting at the White House with other cabinet members on November 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to President Barack Obama speak before a budget meeting at the White House with other cabinet members on November 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

There are less than three weeks to go until Washington's latest budget deadline. It's called the sequester and it involves $85 billion dollars in spending cuts.

Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas shares her thoughts on the economic impact of the sequester. 

Sign up to stay connected to Marketplace and you could be in for a Halloween treat!

Subscribe to our daily newsletter by Oct. 31 and you're automatically entered to win one of 10 Marketplace treat bags. They're filled with some great swag, plus something unique to give you a peek behind the scenes — a program rundown signed by Kai Ryssdal.

Subscribe today for your chance to win – and good luck!

Follow Jeremy Hobson at @jeremyhobson