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The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed one to two weeks next year as a result of the 16-day government shutdown this month.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months before it came to the brink of default. It could have less breathing room in 2014.
With the government shutdown over, federal statisticians and economists face an uphill battle issuing the economic data reports that move markets.
Message to Washington from a top money manager: Don't even think of another fiscal confrontation like the one the country just struggled through.
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.
Sen. Corker said people talk big, "but when it gets to signing a bill that actually has these things on it, it's hard to find the folks with you."
With Washington's debt battle over, markets will quickly shift focus to earnings and how much the government shutdown actually impacted the economy.
Traders are trying to assess how much damage has been done to consumer confidence in the wrangling over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.
Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma told CNBC what it will take to end the shutdown after news Senate leaders have agreed to a deal.
"The world is looking at the United States and asking the question. 'Can we effectively govern ourselves?'" Leon Panetta tells CNBC.
Op-ed: The impact of default on America's superpower status would be like a nuclear bomb, said former ambassador Andras Simonyi.
What is the debt ceiling and what happens if Congress decides not to raise it? CNBC's Economic Reporter Steve Liesman explains.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale laid blame on the tea party and GOP "hardliners" for the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline.
Criticism that the vice president hasn't done enough to end the debt crisis might be unfounded, at least when U.S. history is taken into account.
Republican politicians are rightly worried that they are losing the hearts and minds of the American people. Here's how to win America back.
Gold settled higher on Monday as the U.S. fiscal impasse remained unresolved.
A failure of Congress and the White House to strike a debt deal could have profound consequences for the economy, economist Nouriel Roubini tells CNBC.
Today's debt ceiling debate has many precedents. But polarization and finances make this fight different, and the implications of a deadlock graver.
Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said it was a mistake to link the debt fight to repealing Obamacare and pushed for the government to open again.
Tim Seymour, CIO of Triogem Asset Management, explains why Argentina will likely enter a technical default.
Argentina's stock market surges on optimism for avoiding default. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the details.
The average U.S. debt load is approximately $5,200. Personal finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox of AskTheMoneyCoach.com, provides perspective on financial behaviors.
Obama announced new sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy but denied that the US is in a new Cold War with Russia.
President Obama wrote to Russian President Putin to inform him the U.S. government had determined Russia violated a nuclear treaty.
CNBC's Fed Survey shows market pros aren't very confident the Fed can end its easy money polices without a market crash, a recession or bad inflation.