Fed to Start Tapering, Easing QE Program
Chairman Ben Bernanke said that further tapering would “be data dependent,” but the Fed would “probably do a measured reduction” at each meeting.
Budget Deal Heads for Likely House Passage
Speaker John Boehner criticized conservative groups for opposing it; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said "neither side got everything it wanted."
Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Default Averted
Federal employees began returning to work on Thursday after the legislation passed both houses of Congress late Wednesday and was signed into law by President Barack Obama just after midnight.
Debt Ceiling Deal ‘Still Far Off,’ Says White House
With only two days left before the deadline, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday afternoon that no deal was near.
Robert Shiller: Budget, Debt Fights a ‘Wash’ for Markets
The Nobel Prize-winning Yale economist said equities haven’t really reacted to the crisis one way or another.
Reid, McConnell Fight Next Round on Debt, Raising Hopes
As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell negotiate, a Schwab survey shows investors are still thinking long term.
GOP Senators Optimistic After Obama Meeting on Debt Ceiling
“I’m glad we had the discussion,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. “Now we have to put the words into action and get this resolved.”
Federal Agencies, Servicemembers Brace for Possible Shutdown
A First Command poll finds a majority of military members, who could face late paychecks, doubt lawmakers can avert a government shutdown.
Jobs Numbers Paint Unclear Picture for Fed Tapering
For market watchers looking for a definitive sign that taper time is coming, Friday's tepid jobs report wasn't it.
Half of Student Debt Holders Worry They Can’t Pay
While other types of debt have fallen since the recession, student loan debt has increased, and consumers are struggling to meet those obligations, according to a report published in June by the Urban Institute.