Inaction in Washington Weighing on Economy: S&P
Dashed expectations for tax reform and massive infrastructure spending plus the upcoming debt ceiling debate are limiting growth prospects.
Treasury Bill Curve Shows `Red-Letter' Date Causing Anxiety
Sept. 29 could be a bad day to hold Treasury securities with a maturity in early October.
Ted Cruz keeps debt ceiling fight in toolbox
He shrugs off blowback from colleagues who fear another government shutdown.
Poll: Major damage to GOP after shutdown, and broad dissatisfaction with government
Clearly, there were no winners here but it seems the Tea Party was one of the biggest losers.
PPACA website repair work will continue, says White House
The White House admits that glitches are unacceptable.
Pulling back from the brink
Although I am still convinced that brinkmanship is a circus that involves pandering for the purpose of political preservation -- institutions, people and countries still worry.
Is permanent the new temporary with the Taxpayer Relief Act?
They say that Congress has its own dating service just like eHarmony, except that no one in either party wants to pay. That certainly was validated when the recent fiscal cliff deal kicked the can down the road to Fiscal Cliff II, otherwise known as the debt ceiling.
On Eve of Jackson Hole, CBO Pegs $1.3 Trillion U.S. Deficit for 2011
The Congressional Budget Office projection of the 2011 shortfall represents 8.5% of GDP; suggests ‘real’ GDP of 2.3% this year, improvement in jobless rate.
Top 10 Industry Donors to Congressional Deficit Panel Members
Political contributions tracker MapLight analyzes campaign contributions to the 12 members of the 'Super Committee' that Congress appointed to reduce the nation's debt.
3 Funds to Consider in Light of Slowdown, Downgrade: Portfolio Fix
For your consideration: three fixed-income funds that boast above-average historical performance, high current yield and currency diversification.