Category Archives: Government Shutdown

Markets rally as Senate reaches budget and debt deal

Stocks and bonds rallied sharply on Wednesday after the Senate reached a last-minute agreement to extend the federal debt ceiling and reopen the government, at least until early next year.

Posted in Economy, Federal Reserve, Government Shutdown, Housing, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Pessimism about debt deal sends markets lower

Stocks fell Tuesday after Congress failed to come up with a plan to end the stalemate over the budget and extend the federal debt ceiling.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Government Shutdown, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks rise on optimism over possible Senate budget, debt deal

U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday on news that Democrats and Republicans in the Senate were close to reaching a comprehensive agreement to extend the federal debt limit and fund the government into early next year.

Posted in China, Government Shutdown, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks jump 2% on possible debt limit deal

Stocks soared more than 2% on Thursday as Congress and the White House appeared close to an agreement to allow the government to continue to borrow money for at least another month.

Posted in Bonds, Government Shutdown, Jobs, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks up moderately as Washington starts talking

The major U.S. stock averages were mixed on Wednesday as the White House and Congressional leaders looked ready to finally start talking about the federal debt ceiling and the budget impasse.

Posted in Energy, Federal Reserve, Government Shutdown, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks fall, bonds rise to begin the week

U.S. stocks lost nearly 1% on Monday as little progress appeared to be made either on the federal budget or the Treasury debt ceiling.

Posted in China, Consumer Credit, Government Shutdown, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks fall modestly while commodities rebound

Democrats and Republicans renewed talks Wednesday to try to resolve the federal government shutdown, but stock prices closed lower as little progress appeared to be made.

Posted in Europe, Government Shutdown, Japan, Jobs

Global stocks rise, shrugging off government shutdown

Stocks got off on a positive note to start the third quarter, largely ignoring the first day of the federal government shutdown.

Posted in China, Europe, Government Shutdown, Purchasing Managers' Index