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?

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.