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Raising the debt ceiling could be easier this time

Jan 17, 2012
The U.S. Treasury is once again set to reach its borrowing limit. But this time around, it might not spark quite the same debates in Washington as last time around.

What's the average citizen's share of U.S. debt?

Dec 27, 2011
The White House is looking for another increase of the debt limit, which would bring the grand borrowing total to more than $16 trillion.

Julia Coronado: We don't know how long we can go without debt solution

Nov 21, 2011
As of now, the markets are still going on despite the likely lack of a deal in the super committee this week. But much of that depends on the situation in Europe, which could turn around.

What Europe thinks of the super committee's inaction

Nov 21, 2011
It was just last week that President Obama criticized the Europeans for not solving their debt issues. But it looks like we aren't faring much better here in the U.S.

Super committee could push decision past next election

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee has until Wednesday to reach a debt deal, but it is looking increasingly likely that real decisions won't get made until after the elections of 2012.

Super committee is latest in a long line of debt solution attempts

Nov 21, 2011
As it looks more and more likely that the super committee will fail to reach a deal, a look back at previous attempts to solve the debt crisis.

Super committee likely to be at an impasse

Nov 21, 2011
The super committee is bumping up its deadline to reach a budget solution, and so far, no end is in sight.

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Ratings agencies not worried yet about super committee deal

Nov 18, 2011
We speak to Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Money watch about what the ratings agencies are expecting from the government's finances in the coming year.

The debt ceiling, as described by 'The West Wing'

Jul 25, 2011
This final note today. One of our producers suggested over the weekend that, y'know, had Washington been able to get this whole debt thing solved...

How close are we to the debt ceiling?

Apr 19, 2011
This final note today, in which you get perhaps more detail on the debt ceiling than you actually want, but which will stand you in good stead as...