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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.
For businesses across the country, a reopened government is getting scant cheers. Lost revenue can't be recouped, owners say.
Republicans should not give President Obama any new taxes as part of a long-term solution to the nation's budget problems, Grover Norquist says.
Many corporate executives and economists seem to agree that the biggest risk to the world's largest economy may be its own elected representatives.
Obama signed a last-minute deal early Thursday morning to avert a damaging debt default and to reopen the government.
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.
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