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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner offering budget talks, and the two spoke by phone Wednesday.
The European Central Bank on Wednesday left the door open for further ultra-cheap loans to European banks, saying the bank had an array of instruments at its disposal to support the nascent recovery.
It looks like Apple's CEO Tim Cook is going to be hearing a lot more from activist investor Carl Icahn.
Obama said his message to Congress is: Do not shut down the government, do not shut down the economy. He also said he spoke with Iran's president.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
A federal housing agency said it needs a $1.7 billion bailout from the Treasury to cover projected losses in a mortgage programs for seniors.
Stocks kicked off the first trading day of the month and quarter with modest gains, lifted by an upbeat manufacturing activity report and as investors seemed to shrug off the first partial government shutdown since 1996.
House Republicans and Senate Democrats were locked in a war of wills Monday night that threatened to shut down the U.S. government.
The manufacturing sector last month expanded at its fastest pace in almost 2-1/2 years while firms added the most workers in 15 months.
Asian stocks experienced a broad sell-off on Monday over weak Chinese factory data and worries about a shutdown of the U.S. government.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said in tweet on Tuesday that he discussed a $150 billion share buyback with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday evening.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone fell in September, signalling that the region could not be recovering as well as expected.
Business sentiment in Japan rose to its highest level in almost six years in the September quarter, the closely-watched Tankan survey showed.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a cut in the country's corporate tax rate while confirming a hike in the sales tax.
European shares closed down on Friday, as a growing political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, combined with continual U.S. debt worries.
Stocks finished in the red Friday, with major averages closing lower for the first week in three, as mounting concerns of a potential government shutdown spooked Wall Street.
A government shutdown is more likely after House Republicans voted late Saturday to fund the government and delay "Obamacare" for a year, upping the ante in their fiscal showdown with President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama threatened to veto a House Republican bill that would delay much of Obamacare for a year and cancel a tax on medical devices.
Obama said allowing a shutdown would be the "height of irresponsibility" and that Congress can't shut down his health-care law.