While you slept, the government stopped

Oct 1, 2013
Congress did not strike a deal last night on a spending bill, which means a government shutdown is now in effect.

Why the shutdown won't save money: Fights in 90s cost $1.5B

Sep 30, 2013
Democrats and Republicans appear unable to reach common ground on a budget before the government shuts down.

A government shutdown will affect jobs -- and jobs numbers

Sep 30, 2013
We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.

Medical device tax could play a role in spending negotiations

Sep 30, 2013
Lawmakers are running out of options to avoid a possible government shutdown, but a once obscure tax could now play an important role in negotiations.

Looming government shutdown sends vibrations abroad

Sep 30, 2013
The prospect of a government shutdown in the U.S. is having repercussions abroad.

Obama & the debt ceiling: An explainer

Sep 26, 2013
The government is considering raising the debt ceiling -- again. But what exactly is the debt ceiling: Watch an explainer to understand what's at stake and what it means for you and me.
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Shut it down! Why a government shutdown costs money

Sep 25, 2013
The 2013 government shutdown looms on Tuesday. But if the government closes its doors, shouldn't it cost taxpayers less?

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Shifting the bullseye from budget issues to debt ceiling

Sep 23, 2013
How will the markets react to another government shutdown deadline?

Once again, Congress threatens a federal budget crisis

Sep 20, 2013
We’re about to hear a lot about the debt ceiling and the threat of a government shutdown.

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