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Looming Debt Deadline Threatens Economy

The partial federal government shutdown is in its 14th day and the United States is moving closer to a default that could damage the economy. U.S. lawmakers are meeting in an effort to resolve their fiscal fight over government spending before the Thursday deadline for extending the country's debt ceiling. Failing to end the fight could result in the United States exhausting its ability to pay its bills. Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling high enough to extend the time before it ...

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