NEW YORK, Sept 4- Stocks on major markets fell on Friday, closing out another tough week for equity markets, after the monthly U.S. employment report failed to provide a clear signal on the likelihood of the first Federal Reserve interest rate rise for nearly a decade later this month. "Regardless of the global dislocation for equities, investors still seem to be...» Read More
Op-ed: The impact of default on America's superpower status would be like a nuclear bomb, said former ambassador Andras Simonyi.
Furloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.
A House effort to end the shutdown and extend the Treasury's borrowing authority collapsed as a major credit agency warned the U.S. is on the verge of a downgrade.
Hours after announcing the House would hold an evening vote on a GOP-crafted measure the vote was delayed, kicking the debate back to the Senate.
There have been many government shutdowns but the one in 1995 was the big one, the superstorm of shutdowns. Here's how it finally ended, Daniel Yergin writes.
The government shutdown won't stop the IRS when it comes to taxes—at least for those who filed six month extensions.
Financial experts provide insight into three areas where people would feel the pinch if the nation defaults, and how people can prepare for the worst.
President Obama and House Republicans did not agree on an extension of the nation’s borrowing authority, but both sides agreed to keep talking.
The ongoing stalemate over the federal government shutdown and the prospect of debt default has damaged public confidence in the country.
President Barack Obama nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the U.S. central bank.
Leaders are counting on an economic meltdown to pull Republicans into line, but a broad section of the party says a default poses little threat.
Four structural factors helped push the U.S. into this government shutdown, and now facing potential default.
The more Wall Street is convinced that Washington will act rationally and raise the debt ceiling, the less pressure there will be on lawmakers.
Advocates and experts worry that the shutdown will make the already difficult task of luring talented employees to government jobs even tougher.
John A. Boehner said the House would not vote to reopen the government without compromises on the health law.
Let's show our appreciation by urging Congress to put those dedicated public servants back to work and let them continue to improve our nation.
Champagne time? Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the current U.S. income tax code. It's doubtful anyone will celebrate what one expert calls a system run amok.
Nearly 50% of FDA employees have been sent home and many of the agency's day-to-day activities are on hold until the budget impasse is over.
Just hours before Congress shut down the federal government, the Pentagon quietly went on a shopping spree and spent billions.
The US Labor Department on Thursday said its jobs report for September will not be released as scheduled on Friday due to the government shutdown.