While the stock market obsesses over the debt drama in Washington, a bigger concern could be the dimming prospects for corporate balance sheets.
Pro trader Kenny Polcari looks at the market's technicals and shares his recipe of the day.
There won't be a "Jobs Friday" this week unless the warring factions in Congress can figure out a way to reopen the government.
The shutdown, if lengthy enough, could hit home mortgage refinances as well, delay rate locks and result in costly extension fees.
So the government shuts down, and Wall Street opens...up. What will get the stock market worried?
The contentious wrangling highlights a greater problem for the US: the country's trillion-dollar federal deficit, writes Michael Yoshikami.
The U.S. is bickering about the debt ceiling once again but the market is bored with the debate and that boredom is reflected in the charts.
About 10.3 million viewers tuned in for the "Breaking Bad" finale, a record. See how the show's creators used social media to fan viewership.
Regardless of whether the U.S. government shuts down services, we're likely to face another type of crisis in a few weeks—the debt ceiling.
Tea party icon Karl Denninger said he's done building wealth that ends up contributing to "rampant theft and fraud" in government and the economy.
If the FAA changes rules for electronic devices, the cabin crew may get stuck explaining why some devices are OK to use in-flight and others are not.
According to a consumer-brands ranking, autos again heavily influenced the list. See which automakers posted double-digit gains in the annual survey.
The government can't close forever, so by definition its threat to markets is temporary. Other headwinds, though, could present more lasting damage.
Beekeepers are moving millions of honeybees into apiaries at hotels and airports, with harvested honey showing up in food and other products.
Markets are down, but price action and light volume suggests the market thinks a government shutdown will be avoided.
Happy Monday. Welcome to the all-shutdown edition of the Morning Six-Pack:
What looks like a difficult search for a governing coalition in Germany, and, possibly, another round of parliamentary elections, could soon be a sight to behold.
Joey Lauren of Bravo's Long Island Princesses is now working at Barclays.
It connects dog owners to 10,000 screened and trained dog-sitters around the country. Hosts set their prices, and the company takes a 15 percent cut.
Mike Bingle, managing partner of investment firm Silver Lake, said Friday he isn't interested in purchasing smartphone maker BlackBerry.
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