Happy Thursday. Markets are happy, so everybody smile!
Question of the day: How much does a government shutdown cost? Maybe not as much as you think. (Seeking Alpha)
Now playing: President Barack Obama, as the politician who cried wolf. (Politico)
In reality, the two sides really aren't as far apart as it seems. The real issue now is all about saving face. (Los Angeles Times)
One thing that could help: The Republicans appear ready to keep the government shutdown going while making sure the bills get paid. (Washington Examiner)
The Meredith Whitney Advisory Group is dead—long live Meredith Whitney! (DealBreaker)
And, finally ... still not convinced a debt deal is coming? Jim Chanos says it is, because Wall Street says it is. CNBC's Matthew Belvedere explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.
Just months after amassing a war chest for his new drilling company, McClendon is actively trying to add to it.
As a result, expected improvements in sales data and economic growth in general have fallen short of the expectations.
Oil trader Andy Hall has closed out his bearish bets on oil and is predicting a price recovery in crude sooner than many analysts expect.
The currency war is getting out of control. Here's a snapshot of the week so far in central banking.