Stocks Fall as Debt Talks Drag on in Washington
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower as hopes fade for a quick solution to the gridlock in Washington over how to avoid a U.S. government default.
Twitter to List on New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Stock Exchange is edging out its tech-heavy rival for the biggest stock debut of the year.
President Obama Meeting with Congressional Leaders Postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postponed to give Senate leaders more time to resolve a standoff over the nation's debt and the partial government shutdown.
Fidelity Sells Off Short-Term US Government Debt
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest manager of money market mutual funds said Wednesday that it no longer holds any U.S. government debt that comes due around the time the nation could hit its borrowing limit.
USDA Warns California Poultry Producer Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.
Pentagon Says Foundation to Pay Death Benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it has worked out a solution to allow the families of fallen military members to receive death benefits during the government shutdown.
President Obama Says Yellen is His Choice to Take Over Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that in Janet Yellen he's found a tough and proven leader to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Harry Reid and John Boehner Spar as Budget Battle Continues
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat, Harry Reid, says House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) has a credibility problem.
Stocks Sink as Washington Stalemate Drags On
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower as the U.S. government heads into a second week of a partial shutdown with no signs of a budget agreement in sight.
Shutdown Hits Native American Tribes, but Some Services Continue
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Indian tribes across the U.S. are preparing to suspend some federal programs and pay for others out of pocket as a partial federal shutdown takes effect.