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Furloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.
Just 36,000 people enrolled in the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace in its first, glitch-ridden week of operation, a new analysis found.
The director of the U.S. National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.
"The world is looking at the United States and asking the question. 'Can we effectively govern ourselves?'" Leon Panetta tells CNBC.
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.
Berkshire Hathaway's chairman said he doesn't expect the U.S. will default on its debt, but if it does it would be a "pure act of idiocy."
Senate leaders say they're closing in on a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling before a key Thursday deadline. NBC News reports.
Fitch Ratings put the US government's AAA credit rating on 'rating watch negative' Tuesday
Former Vice President Walter Mondale laid blame on the tea party and GOP "hardliners" for the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline.
Criticism that the vice president hasn't done enough to end the debt crisis might be unfounded, at least when U.S. history is taken into account.
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.
All doom-and-gloom aside, the federal government is unlikely to run out of money Thursday, even if the latest hopes for a budget deal don't pan out.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the EPA can enforce the Obama Administration's plan at cutting power plant and factory emissions.
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.
Being out of business for 14 days has already put progress on financial regulation, which requires the signoff of multiple agencies, on ice.
Puerto Rican government representatives held a presentation for investors, as the commonwealth tries to calm them about its debt load.
There are scenarios in which the U.S. goes into sustained default, but it's more likely we narrowly avoid disaster and resume the fight in January.
The most conventional wisdom in Washington is the idea that America is a divided nation, a country ripped into red and blue factions. But is the idea of two Americas even true?
With the fiscal standoff in Washington, Federal Reserve hawk Richard Fisher has given up hope for a QE policy change at a meeting later this month.
The federal government is already running on fumes and the Treasury's best guess is they can make it through Thursday—but no one knows for sure.