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Federal deficit falls below $1 trillion for first time in five...

For the first time in five years, the U.S. government has run a budget deficit below $1 trillion. The government said Wednesday that the deficit...

Government shutdown: Can the sequel be even worse?

The partial government shutdown has ended but that doesn't mean anyone has a solid idea for dodging a potential sequel. The legislative stalemate was resolved...

Boehner offers six week extension on debt limit, but…

Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six...

A hint of compromise hidden in Obama and Boehner’s hyperbole?

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that...

Debt limit focus taking center stage away from shutdown debacle

A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress...

Short-term debt limit hike under consideration by Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to raise the nation's debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions that Republicans have said they intend to...

The government shutdown without end enters second week

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first...

Must Congress raise debt limit?

Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the "cloud of uncertainty" about the nation's ability to pay its bills, Treasury Secretary...