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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.
The government shutdown won't stop the IRS when it comes to taxes—at least for those who filed six month extensions.
Some commentators and analysts have likened the behavior of U.S. lawmakers to teenagers, spoilt children and even munchkins.
As the shutdown remains top of mind for many, the buzz is inspiring Halloween merchandise selection and the hunt for a clever costume.
The normally immaculate White House kitchen garden now looks more like most gardeners' plots at this time of the year - overgrown.
Offering a 30-year fixed loan requiring no down payment, the USDA program was designed to help rural families, but it isn't processing any loans.
Social Security recipients won't get much of a raise next year. Is government underestimating how much it costs seniors to pay the bills?
Senate leaders are closing in on a deal, said one Senate Democrat privy to ongoing negotiations.
The expectation that a debt deal may be forthcoming from talks in the Senate is "very possible," Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC.
Erskine Bowles indicated on CNBC that Thursday's deadline set by the Treasury to increase the debt ceiling may be flexible.
The debt ceiling and government shutdown stalemate in Washington is a "case of massive dysfunction and lack of leadership," former Citigroup Chairman Richard Parsons told CNBC.
Millions of recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
Republicans on Sunday kept up the drumbeat of blame against the President for what they say is his failure to negotiate with them on the fiscal crisis.
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