WASHINGTON — A U.S. debt default in the event that a politically divided Congress fails to raise the federal borrowing limit would imperil the entire global economic recovery, a senior International Monetary Fund official warned Wednesday. But Jose Vinals, the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans’ health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats intend to introduce legislation by mid-week to raise the nation’s debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to seek, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled it would accept ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The federal government says it will temporarily suspend sales of U.S. Treasury securities to state and local governments at noon on Friday, the first step to avoid breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. The move announced Wednesday by Treasury ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on an increase in the nation’s debt limit, a move designed to prevent a first-ever government default. The vote marks a change in strategy for House Republicans who run the chamber ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury officials say they still expect the government will hit the current debt borrowing limit at the end of this year. But they say they can employ “extraordinary” measures that they have used in the past to ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland panel on Monday recommended raising the state’s debt limit by $150 million in the next fiscal year. The state’s Capital Debt Affordability Committee voted 4-1 to allow the state to increase it from the current limit ...
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WASHINGTON — Candidates in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District focused their last-minute campaigning mainly on Montgomery and Frederick counties Tuesday as voters went to the polls to choose their parties’ nominees. The western Maryland district, a longtime GOP stronghold, was drastically ...
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HONOLULLU — President Barack Obama is delaying his request for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation’s debt limit at the request of congressional leaders. It’s basically because of a technicality. The White House had been ready to ask for ...Read More »