Senate Passes Accord to End Shutdown as House Set to Act

The Senate voted 81-18 to halt the 16-day government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt limit, moving one step closer to ending the nation’s fiscal impasse. The House of Representatives began debate at 9:24 p.m. and plans to vote later tonight. The Senate acted the day before U.S. borrowing authority was scheduled to lapse as Congress […]

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Detroiters Living Amid Ruins Resist Moving as City Reorganizes

“On both sides of Dorothy Wafer’s Detroit home sit rows of crumbling houses among trash-strewn lots. A body was found in a car down the street last month, and there was an attempted rape, she said. There’s no place like home, though. Wafer, 61, last week planted roses in front of her two-story house, with […]

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First U.S. Shutdown in 17 Years Imminent With No Talks

“Republicans and Democrats say they don’t want to close the government, though neither side is budging from their positions. House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, want to delay President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act for a year and make other changes to the law. Democrats, led by Obama, say that won’t happen. Obama will […]

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Buffett Calls Federal Reserve History’s Greatest Hedge Fund

“Billionaire investor Warren Buffett compared the U.S. Federal Reserve to a hedge fund because of the central bank’s ability to profit from bond purchases while accumulating a balance sheet of more than $3 trillion.”   Continue reading on bloomberg.com

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Fed Officials Rebuff Coordination Calls as QE Taper Looms

“Federal Reserve officials rebuffed international calls to take the threat of fallout in emerging markets into account when tapering U.S. monetary stimulus. The risk that the Fed’s trimming of bond buying will hurt economies from India to Turkey by sparking an exodus of cash and higher borrowing costs was a dominant theme at the annual […]

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Abandoned Dogs Roam Detroit in Packs as Humans Dwindle

“As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and overwhelming the city’s ability to find them homes or peaceful deaths. Dens of as many as 20 canines have been found in boarded-up homes in the community of about 700,000 that once pulsed […]

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