Now, the budget is moving on to the presidential office where President Obama is expected to sign it, based on prior indications of support. The signature of the president will ensure another government shutdown is averted.
Despite the ability of the U.S. to service its debts, recent events have changed the opinion of ratings firm DBRS. The company is now questioning the willingness of the country to meet its debt payments in a timely manner.
With the first major debt ceiling deadline right around the corner, central banks are testing their contingency plans to ensure they can keep the financial markets working if lawmakers fail to come to an agreement.
A prolonged economic slowdown in the U.S. would endanger the eurozone recovery — growth is already expected to be below 1%. But there are some bright spots. There is a feeling that a resolution to the shutdown is progressing.
One by one, they filed into the city council chambers. They took their seats and waited their turn, and once there weren’t any seats left, they moved to the seldom-used overflow seating. When the overflow seating filled, they moved to the civic center so they could watch the meeting on a closed-circuit feed..
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