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.
Hedge fund managers are fuming at new political rhetoric against them and their huge paydays.
Those having a hard time finding growth in the U.S. economy are looking in the wrong places.
Many see China as a slowing giant, but local traders have used a more optimistic take to score huge gains.
At a time when 8.5 million Americans still don't have jobs, some 40 percent have given up even looking.