Katy Barnato is an associate producer for CNBC.com, for which she writes and edits business news and features.
She joined CNBC in 2011, after spending most of her career reporting on bond markets for Credit magazine. Her work has also been published in the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph.
Katy graduated in newspaper journalism from City University in London and economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
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U.S. stock index futures nudged higher Tuesday, with major averages looking to recover after a string of losses, but traders will continue to focus on developments in Washington.
US bond prices gained as lawmakers in Washington showed no progress towards ending a partial government shutdown.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher Friday, with major averages looking to stabilize following a few days of sharp losses, but the ongoing government shutdown -- now in its fourth day -- kept investors on edge.
Bond prices rose as an ongoing contest in Washington inspired investors to buy U.S. debt, still the most viable safe haven.
Goldman Sachs thinks Congress's failure to strike a budget deal, and the resulting government shutdown, is nothing for markets to panic over.
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