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Ratings agencies not worried yet about super committee deal
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 clock is ticking for the super committee
A number of outcomes are possible when the super committee hits up against their deadline next week. Many are hoping that they will at least do the bare minimum to avoid another downgrade.
Could Washington's troubles turn into a eurozone-like crisis?
The deadline for the super committee looms. Could the U.S.'s problem be compared to the eurozone's?
A few possible super committee outcomes
It's less than a week before the super committee must reach a deal to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the U.S. deficit. Both sides say they know the clock is ticking, but they're not getting closer to agreement.
Super committee running out of time
With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.
Will the super committee reach a deal?
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why the super committee might not reach a deal by its deadline.
Super committee deadline looms
The super committee in Washington must reach a deal by next week, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.
Defense sector braces for Pentagon cuts
With the super committee looking less and less likely to succeed, defense contractors are planning for the worst: automatic cuts.
Not so super committee
A little more than a week before the pre-Thanksgiving deadline for the Congressional super committee to come up with a deficit-cutting deal, and there's still no agreement in sight. Can they really deliver? Or is the super committee a wimpy waste of time?
Gridlock Eraser. Budget Swallower. Debt Silencer.
What if the super committee had actual superpowers, like in a comic book?