Lawmakers Push Default Threat Into DecemberSenate Democrats still don't like the idea of using the budget maneuver to raise the debt limit.
Sen. Schumer Announces Agreement On Short-Term Extension Of Debt CeilingDemocrats and Republicans in the Senate reached a deal to extend the debt ceiling through early December, avoiding what could have been an economic disaster.
Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort CollapsesSenate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Expert: Debt Ceiling Crisis, Hurricane Season Could Send Home Heating Oil Prices SkywardThe average home heating oil prices in Connecticut hover at the $3.60 per gallon mark.
Local Senate Democrats Confident In Reaching Budget Deal This YearCongress has failed to pass a budget for the last several years but some senate Democrats, including Connecticut's Richard Blumenthal, sense a change in the air.
Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And CountryGrover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Stocks Start Week Off On High Note Following Google's Purchase Of MotorolaInvestors hoping for relief from last week's volatility in the stock market found it Monday.
Dow Closes Up 125 Points Friday After Wild See-Saw WeekEven a survey showing Americans are dismayed about the economy didn't stop the gains on Wall Street today.
What Free Fall? Dow Closes Up 423 Points ThursdayIt's understandable if people are getting dizzy watching the Dow, considering Wednesday's shocking 519 point plunge. That was just the latest go round on the Dow's recent wild ride as the index closed up 423 points on Thursday.
Wall Street Woes Continue As Dow Closes Down 519 PointsIt was yet another rough day on Wall Street Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest gain since early 2009.
Dow Closes Up 429 Points After Fed Decides To Keep Interest Rates Near 0 For 2 YearsThe Dow picked up steam late in the trading day Tuesday and closed up nearly 430 points.
Dow Closes Down 634 Points After Downgrade Of U.S. Credit RatingThe U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor's downgraded American debt.
Markets Drop After Debt Ceiling AgreementOn Wall Street, all three major indices dropped more than 2 percent Tuesday following news that consumers cut their spending in June.
New York, New Jersey Leaders React To Debt Ceiling DealLeaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts.
President Obama Announces Debt DealBoth the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate are throwing their weight behind a debt-limit agreement sealed with President Barack Obama and top leaders of Congress.