Damage from a default would be more than bad PR—it could affect everyone from bankers to pensioners to holders of money market funds.
Stocks have come off their lows on a report that House Speaker John Boehner would not allow a debt default. Still, the markets are being undermined by a triple whammy.
After a fire of a Model S Tesla, shares in the car company are seeing the biggest decline since July.
Bill Ackman has restructured his bet on Herbalife, a move Carl Icahn says is "judicious."
If the shutdown is short, it's not a big deal. If it's long, then it's not priced in. That means we'll tread water until then.
A potential stall in home price gains and a drop in distressed properties have some big investors pulling out of the single-family rental market.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura ripped the shutdown, citing the divisiveness as reason to start a "revolution" and abolish political parties.
TARP was vital, and what's happening in Washington now boggles the mind, Warren Buffett tells CNBC.
Tesla shares were already under pressure on a downgrade and fell further after video of a burning Model S was posted online.
President Obama's best friend could be Wall Street's worst nightmare. A market crisis could be just what settles the impasse in Washington.
Stocks pare losses after rocky open. A poor September ADP jobs report and overnight talk a shutdown could last weeks weighed.
Barclays just let employees know that it's OK to dress as if they work at a tech company. Think sneakers, jeans and T-shirts.
That's been the history over the past 30-plus years, though there's always the possibility that this time could be different.
Because the president is unwilling to compromise on almost anything, the GOP was left with no other options, says Peter Morici.
Third Point says the company is in "desperate need of restoration."
The ubiquitous use of "government shutdown" is lazy and sensational. Here's where it came from and why we need a new phrase.
The government shutdown probably puts an end to the idea that the Fed will taper this month. The BLS won't be supply inflation or employment numbers.
It's starting to sink in: the shutdown could last until a debt ceiling deal, which means a couple of weeks. A deal is possible, but it would require a one or two week continuing resolution.
The key metrics to watch are revenue, profits, active user numbers and the growth rate of those three.
The large growth in new apartment product will meet head on with strong demand, and is therefore unlikely to cause any easing in rents.