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The Fed's effort to assure that rates will remain near zero for years could have the perverse effect of hurting confidence and damaging growth.
As Congress squabbles, Wall Street will be eyeing a few reports on the consumer Thursday to see if economic jitters are justified.
U.S. lawmakers are bickering over federal spending but for global markets, the impending battle over the U.S. debt ceiling is more significant.
Three leading news groups say they didn't transmit information about the Federal Reserve's decision not to taper before a designated embargo.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has ended a marathon Senate speech opposing President Barack Obama's health care law after talking for 21 hours, 19 minutes.
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew had a clear message for Republicans: Obama won't negotiate on debt.
Sen. Bob Corker begs to differ with tactics used by fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an attempt to defund Obamacare.
Mitt Romney may have taken the fall in the presidential race, but the trader who bet as much as $7 million on the him was the one who took the hit.
Sen. Ted Cruz talks and talks and talks about his opposition to Obamacare, and his love for "Green Eggs and Ham."
"It's important to remember that health care is the economy. ... The idea that we can separate out the two is a fantasy," Obama said.
The market's shocked reaction to the Fed's decision not to taper last week has raised concerns over the bank's ability to communicate with investors.
How does a shutdown affect the military, government workers and average Americans reliant on government programs and benefits?
Odds are rising that congressional inaction could lead to a government shutdown, but that's not the biggest worry Washington has dealt markets.
A few people in Chicago appear to have had access to the Fed's decision before anyone else in the Windy City.
President Obama turns to Bill Clinton to help with a final push to extol the benefits of Obamacare before new insurance exchanges go live next week.
New York Fed President Bill Dudley said the decision not to taper quantitative easing was "completely consistent" with guidance the Fed gave in June.
A battle in San Jose, the self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley, over benefit cuts could have a ripple effect in California.
Thousands of American workers and businesses could lose if the government shuts down next week, but it might be a boon for some politicians.
Former President George W. Bush says golf is a good outlet for White House pressures and President Obama should not be criticized for playing golf.
The White House has "terribly mishandled" the process of picking the next chair of the Federal Reserve, said Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher.
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