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.
Bill Gross thinks conditions are ripe for a crisis, and he points a finger at Pimco to be at the center of the storm.
Puerto Rico isn't turning out to be the golden opportunity hedge funds and other big money investors once thought it was.
Billionaire investor John Paulson is looking to make more money on health care.
When it comes to municipal bonds, the headlines can drown out the news.
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley would cease to exist under "living wills" drawn up to show how banks would handle bankruptcy in a crisis.
Oil's free fall could continue, with U.S. crude futures breaking $50 in the near future.
Last year saw a big shift in institutional investors in Greece, as it changed from developed to emerging market, according to eVestment.