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.
Another prominent market bull has joined the growing ranks of Wall Street strategists who think a correction is not far away.
Billionaire money manager John Paulson still thinks buying a home to live in is the best investment possible.
For the first time in recent memory, Main Street borrowing and spending has been a bigger driver of earnings than Wall Street's trading.
Viking Global Investors is preparing the launch of a new fund to focus on illiquid investments.
CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox discuss the jobs report and the current dilemma of long-term unemployment.
CNBC's Patti Domm and Jeff Cox discuss the recent GDP numbers and what factors have been affecting it.
Investors give and investors take away, and nowhere has that been more true lately than in value stocks.
Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold.
CIT Group is buying regional bank OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.
Four years after the Dodd-Frank was signed into law, its co-authors said it isn't the last chapter on reform.