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Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2013

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Markets buoyed by U.S. debt deal hopes

Hopes that lawmakers in Washington are inching toward a deal shored up markets Tuesday, even though time is running out. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2013

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Democrat Harry Reid, Republican Mitch McConnell optimistic on debt-shutdown deal

After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a Treasury default threatening severe economic... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2013

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Reid: Progress made to resolve political stalemate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2013

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