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.
Ultra-easy central bank policies are about to bite the economy, Gross said in his latest letter to investors.
Many hedge funds sold down or exited positions in eight of the 10 most popular stocks, including Apple, Google and Exxon.
Most analysts have rarely met a stock they didn't like, or at least weren't willing to hang out with for a while.
Some energy-linked stocks have sold off unfairly, presenting a good buying opportunity, according to a renewables pro.
Rick Rieder, Jamie Dinan and Kyle Bass all think Janet Yellen is finally going to move rates in June.
JPMorgan Chase will pay $50 million to compensate homeowners in bankruptcy over the use of robo-signing and other improper practices.
Warren Buffett's annual letter strongly criticized the financial industry, who took notice of his warnings, the NYT reports.