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.
Wall Street is slowly coming to a grips not with breakout growth but with more mediocrity that could keep rates on hold.
With the S&P 500 advancing 11 percent since last year's Sohn Conference, here are the winners and losers for the year.
CNBC reports that both Keith Meister's Corvex and Dan Loeb's Third Point have taken large stakes in Yum Brands.
Tracking electricity usage is helpful in discerning broader market movements, according to Notre Dame research.
Miami and Palm Beach have courted hedge funds to ditch the Northeast for warmer climes, but is it working?
Wall Street chieftains, huge investment firms and top bank regulators are warning that the world's bond markets are in danger of breaking down. The NYT reports.
The 25 managers on the list made $11.62 billion, which was only a bit more than half of what last year's group pulled in.