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#Debt Ceiling

# debt-ceiling - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the health budget, racial profiling and murder arrests.

US avoids default as last-minute deal is struck

Just 12 hours before the US defaulted on its debt, a deal has been reached, a Republican senator has said.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter

Fitch has placed the US credit rating on a Negative Watch, as the stock market fell today.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

'Extortion not part of our democracy' - Obama on default threat

'Extortion not part of our democracy' - Obama on default threat

Yes, it’s the debt ceiling issue again.

Democrats plan to force Republicans into showdown on debt ceiling

A high-risk plan by Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid is expected to be opposed by Republicans, but it is not known if they will take the step of filibustering it.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Explainer: Why has the US government shutdown and what does it mean?

How did this happen, what does it mean and what’s going to happen next? TheJournal.ie explains all.

# debt-ceiling - Monday 14 January, 2013

Obama rules out minting $1 trillion coin to solve US debt woes

“There are no magic tricks here,” says the President, dismissing suggestions that a $1 trillion platinum coin could be minted.

# debt-ceiling - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Obama signs 'fiscal cliff' deal into law (with an autopen)

The President puts a firm end to major spending cuts, for now – using a novel (but legally questionable) piece of kit.

# debt-ceiling - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?

European markets are all enjoying a healthy start to the year, while US futures have also welcomed the deal.

Deal reached to avoid tax hikes for middle-class America

Is that the end of the ‘fiscal cliff’ talk then? Maybe. But the debt ceiling chat is back.

# debt-ceiling - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter? Let's Get Fiscal This post contains videos

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

# debt-ceiling - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.

# debt-ceiling - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

S&P boss steps down, weeks after unprecedented US downgrade

Deven Sharma, the president of Standard & Poor’s, will step down within a month after facing criticism for lowering the US’s rating.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Fitch: We're not going to remove the US's AAA rating

Fitch and Moody’s say they’ll be letting Standard & Poor’s go on a solo run – with two of the three agencies refusing to downgrade.

# debt-ceiling - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

US debt relief is short lived as dollar and stock markets slide

The world’s stock markets are all down, as the joy over the US deal to avert a default quickly peters out.

# debt-ceiling - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Norris bows out of presidential race, US avoids a debt default and Foo Fighters… coming soon to a garage near you.

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

# debt-ceiling - Monday 1 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Bank Holiday Monday’s Fix: The latest on the David Norris controversy, debt vote imminent in the US and video of Castlepalooza 2011 finishing off in style…

# debt-ceiling - Sunday 31 July, 2011

US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism

Negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling continue at the White House as Tuesday’s default deadline looms closer.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# debt-ceiling - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal This post contains videos

Default looms as US politicians fail to reach deal

Obama calls for common ground as Republicans and Democrats again fail to reach an 11th hour deal on the US debt ceiling.

# debt-ceiling - Friday 29 July, 2011

Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling USA

Obama uses Twitter to press Republicans on the debt ceiling

The US president’s Twitter account is being used to ask followers to urge Republicans to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling.

Republicans delay crucial vote as US creeps closer to default

John Boehner calls off a vote on a draft plan to cut the US deficit, amid fears that party members wouldn’t back it.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New bid to tackle hospital waiting lists, still no progress in the US debt crisis, and bad news if you think you’ve just won a Jaguar…

# debt-ceiling - Thursday 28 July, 2011

A bluffer's guide to... the US debt ceiling

Struggling to keep up with the political logjam in the US? Let us explain what’s going on – and why it matters to Ireland.

Republicans to press new vote on lifting US's debt ceiling

A bipartisan Congress prepares for yet more gridlock, as the clock ticks down on staving off a United States default.

# debt-ceiling - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

US is six days away from debt default USA

US is six days away from debt default

Time is running out for an agreement on lifting America’s debt ceiling…

# debt-ceiling - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans USA

Obama walks out of budget talks with Republicans

The US president told Republicans ‘enough is enough’ over the debt ceiling, while the rating agency Moody’s has threatened to review the USA’s AAA rating.

# debt-ceiling - Monday 16 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad…

US to stop pension payments as national debt reaches $14.3 TRILLION legal limit

Timothy Geithner tells Congress that the US has reached its legal limit for debt – and he’ll need to take drastic action.

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