Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Raising the Debt Ceiling

A deal on the debt ceiling in sight?

Mark Garrison Oct 11, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Raising the Debt Ceiling

A deal on the debt ceiling in sight?

Mark Garrison Oct 11, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Stock prices surged Thursday as news broke that power players in Washington might be able to avoid a default and raise the debt ceiling by next week.

Both the Obama administration and House Republicans are sending signals that a deal could be close on temporarily raising the debt limit. The president and Republicans met Thursday in discussions that stretched well into the night. Republicans are offering a plan to raise the debt ceiling enough to take care of government borrowing through late November. In exchange, they’re asking for broad talks about budget cuts, and in that process, they’re hoping to come to an agreement on how to reopen the government.

Also notable is that Obamacare appears to be off the table for the first time in recent weeks. While there are still a number of Republicans who want to continue fighting the health care law, the party leadership recognizes it’s not a battle the GOP is going to win. Instead, they’re focused on other conservative priorities like trimming the entitlement budget.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.