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?

MULTIMEDIA: What's a city sound like in a shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
One day after the biggest employer in the nation’s capital shut its doors, Washington's other businesses are trying to figure out what they’ll do.

What's it like to be "non-essential"

Oct 1, 2013
On any other day, Joe James would be working as a microbiologist with the EPA. But, after the government shutdown, he's not sure when he'll be back to work.

Wall Street asks: 'What shutdown?'

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Oct 1, 2013
Investors seem to be tuning out the political impasse in Washington, at least so far.

You think the U.S. government is a mess? Check out Italy

Oct 1, 2013
The Italian government is in turmoil again, and that could damage the fragile European recovery.

What's the price of the shutdown?

Oct 1, 2013
Closed national parks. Non-essential government services ground to a halt. And the shutdown will cut into GDP.

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Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Oct 1, 2013
Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.