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Study: U.S. could default as early as Oct. 18

WASHINGTON — The United States could default on its obligations as early as Oct. 18 if Washington fails to agree on legislation to raise the government’s borrowing cap, a new study predicted Tuesday. The Bipartisan Policy Center analysis says the ...

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Fed likely to back low-rate policies despite gains

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy is strengthening on the fuel of more job growth, rising home prices and solid retail sales. Just don’t expect the Federal Reserve to let up in its drive to keep stimulating the economy with record-low ...

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Consumer borrowing rises, but credit card debt down

WASHINGTON — Americans cut back on credit card use in June, a sign that high unemployment and slow growth have made some more cautious about spending. Still, total consumer borrowing increased as many kept taking out loans to buy cars ...

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Bernanke: Recession likely if Congress doesn’t act

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted a dark picture of where the U.S. economy is headed if Congress fails to reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis. “It would probably knock the recovery back into a recession ...

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