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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.
The former Texas congressman and presidential candidate says his worry is a breakdown of the entire system.
Despite continued dire warnings, money managers aren't trimming their portfolios--and some are even increasing exposure.
The SEC adopted rules designed to curb the risk of investor runs on money market funds.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went "nuclear" last winter, he just might have saved a major piece of Obamacare.
The GAO said that 11 out of 12 fictitious applicants secured government subsidized healthcare. NBC News reports.