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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now runs background checks on you from the moment you buy your plane ticket. NYT reports.
A House committee last week asked for advice about problems with the rollout of Obamacare from John McAfee, who once was suspected of murder.
President Barack Obama said Monday that there is "no excuse" for the website problems, but stressed that the insurance marketplace is working.
The early problems with the Obamacare rollout have put Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, under pressure to resign.
The Fed may not begin tapering for months because the government shutdown has left the economic picture unclear, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told CNBC on Monday.
The only way Washington re-emerges as a big drag on the economy is if the whole thing happens again in January, when government funding runs out.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
JPMorgan Chase is close to reaching a $13 billion settlement with the US government, according to people familiar with the situation.
Obama will declare the glitches in a new healthcare website "unacceptable" on Monday.
The government contract for the company that built the glitch-prone website for Obamacare has ballooned to three times its original cost.
The first thing Republican and Democrat budget negotiators need to do is re-build goodwill and "get to know each other," said Jim Nussle, former George W. Bush OMB director.
The likelihood of another shutdown and brush with debt ceiling catastrophe early next year seems relatively slim.
New U.S. Senator Booker has received financial support from some of the biggest names in investing.
Taper talk used to keep the market up at night but after all the budget wrangling in Washington, traders say it's probably off the table for the rest of the year.
A number of earmarks were folded into the debt deal to deliver unrelated funds to different parts of the country, including the Senate minority leader's state.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
"Go out there and win an election" may be the one thing everyone remembers about the government shutdown of 2013.
A new survey found that just 1 in 5 people were able to log on to government-run health marketplaces such as HealthCare.gov without hitting technical hurdles.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CNBC on Thursday that lawmakers should try the regular budget process for a change.
Economists are adding up the collateral damage from the budget battle, including one estimate of a $24 billion bite out of the GDP.