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.
The long-awaited health insurance websites were besieged by millions of visitors, which overwhelmed the system in many cases.
The government is furloughing 800,000 workers in the shutdown. How much do you suppose this shutdown is costing? Millions? Billions?
If Congress forces the US Treasury to default on its payments, it could wreak much deeper havoc than the ongoing government shutdown.
A 19th-century law could get administration officials fired, or even imprisoned if they make the wrong the choices while the government is shut down.
President Obama castigated the tea party for shutting down the government over an "ideological crusade" on health care reform.
A group of visiting WWII veterans have illegally entered the World War II (WWII) Memorial in Washington, which has been closed due to the shutdown.
The shutdown, if lengthy enough, could hit home mortgage refinances as well, delay rate locks and result in costly extension fees.
As the hockey season begins, analysts say the NHL may never be in a better place as a sport.
Obamacare's deadlines are coming, and here's what you need to know to avoid missing out on insurance options or being financially penalized.
If you think politicians are up in arms about Obamacare, you must not be old enough to remember the ugliness surrounding Medicare and Social Security.
The U.S. looks like the “Land of Oz run by the Munchkins” after the shutdown which started Monday midnight, Citi’s global chief economist Willem Buiter said.
Bank fees rose for the 15th straight year, with fees for overdrafts and out-of-network ATM usage hitting record highs, according to Bankrate.com.
European shares closed higher as investors shrugged off the U.S. government shutdown and as fears eased of a government collapse in Italy.