Many financially challenged cities across the country got a wake-up call after a judge ruled Detroit can proceed with its historic bankruptcy.
Bond holders were also placed on warning.
We've heard some impassioned speeches, tough talk from the podiums, even heartbreaking stories from those who've been affected by the government shutdown.
But CNBC's Rick Santelli wants you to hear something new – a powerful speech on the debt ceiling, a rally call for fiscal conservatives, a manifesto for the tea party.
In this Santelli Exchange: Extra, "In his own words."
As Wall Street waits to see if the Federal Reserve will announce if it's going to begin to taper its massive bond-buying program, CNBC's Rick Santelli offers his insight and considers how history will judge Bernanke.
September has traditionally been the worst month for stocks, with an average 0.6 percent decline in the S&P 500 index over the past 62 years.
But few can remember a worst September than the one of 2008 when the market plummeted 9.1 percent.
Five years ago this month was the beginning of the global credit meltdown and one of the most dramatic and volatile periods for financial markets since the stock market crash of 1929.
(Read more: Special Report: Back from the brink)
Looking ahead to Friday's jobs report, Rick Santelli is getting excited to do what he loves best, digging into the details.
But when he goes 'digging into the details' Rick will be looking for a new and important twist on jobs, jobs, jobs asking - is there any growth in the "good" jobs?
-Posted by CNBC's Gloria McDonough-Taub
Natural gas is driving growth in the Sooner State and causing a ripple effect around the world.