The federal government shutdown is already affecting contractors and threatens to dampen private-sector employment, at least in the near-term.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently warned employers that it intends to use its enforcement power to stop violations.
The ADP private sector payrolls report takes center stage this week as the government shutdown leaves Wall Street with a dearth of economic data.
Democrats are at least winning the public relations battle in the shutdown war. That's because they're not telling the truth, said Dennis Gartman.
"This shutdown is bad. It's painful. [But] we hit this debt ceiling. That's catastrophic," Erskine Bowles tells CNBC.
Private sector job creation came in lighter than expected in September but remained essentially in the same slow-but-steady growth range.
The Chinese authorities have issued instructions how to be "civilized" tourists, to ensure Chinese travelers don't give the country a bad name.
Venture capitalists show no sign of shying away from investing in start-ups related to Bitcoin even as authorities step up their scrutiny.
Gold rose more than 2 percent, recouping most of the previous session's tumble, as a drop in the dollar sparked bargain hunting.
Sure the shutdown could become frightening. But Cramer doesn’t want it to scare you out of stocks entirely.
Stocks kicked off the first trading day of the month and quarter with modest gains, lifted by an upbeat manufacturing activity report and as investors seemed to shrug off the first partial government shutdown since 1996.
Stocks are broadly higher even despite a government shutdown. Hopes of a Grand Bargain lift markets.
Borrowing by U.S. small businesses edged up in August, pushing an index of borrowing to a six-year high.
The government can't close forever, so by definition its threat to markets is temporary. Other headwinds, though, could present more lasting damage.
In his new book, financial journalist Duff McDonald provides an intimate and incisive behind-the-scenes history and analysis of this enigmatic firm.
International financial markets reacted to the shutdown of the American government with remarkable calm on Tuesday.
Apple's $147 billion cash pile accounts for 10 percent of overall cash held by U.S. corporates, according to Moody's, up from 9.5 percent in 2012.
Three of the top investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded.
The manufacturing sector last month expanded at its fastest pace in almost 2-1/2 years while firms added the most workers in 15 months.
If the political stalemate impedes an agreement on the debt ceiling, the U.S. could slip back into recession, a former Treasury official said.