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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.
From Alcatraz to Hollywood, blood drives and daycare, the US government shutdown is having a serious ripple effect.
Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday said the government shutdown could last a week or longer, a top aide to the Republican leader told CNBC.
The SEC announces a record $14 million award to a whistleblower who helped recover "substantial" investor funds.
David Meister is planning to step down as head of CFTC enforcement, even as big battles against financial titans have yet to play out.
A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences at federal agencies dealing with everything from Social Security checks to national parks.
If past is prologue, a looming government shutdown could actually cost U.S. taxpayers money. A lot of money.