Could Washington's troubles turn into a eurozone-like crisis?

Nov 18, 2011
The deadline for the super committee looms. Could the U.S.'s problem be compared to the eurozone's?

The clock is ticking for the super committee

Nov 18, 2011
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.

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.

U.S. debt downgrade possible, but it won't be a surprise

Nov 18, 2011
We speak to David Kelly of JP Morgan Funds about what he thinks the possible outcome of the super committee stand-off could be.

If super committee fails, risk of another downgrade

Nov 18, 2011
There are five days until the super committee's intended deadline to make big budget cuts for the U.S. If they fail, more ratings agencies could downgrade the country's debt.

Super committee deadline looms

Nov 17, 2011
The super committee in Washington must reach a deal by next week, but that is looking increasingly unlikely.

Will the super committee reach a deal?

Nov 17, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why the super committee might not reach a deal by its deadline.

For public good, not for profit.

Defense sector braces for Pentagon cuts

Nov 15, 2011
With the super committee looking less and less likely to succeed, defense contractors are planning for the worst: automatic cuts.

Not so super committee

Nov 14, 2011
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.

Oct 31, 2011
What if the super committee had actual superpowers, like in a comic book?