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IMF chief: U.S. dance with the debt limit is ‘very, very concerning’

The chief of the International Monetary Fund says the U.S. government’s stalemate over spending and its debt limit is “very, very concerning” and …

Associated Press News

U.S. Senate leader sees chance for breaking fiscal impasse | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate negotiations to bring a boiling fiscal crisis to an end showed signs of progress on Sunday, but there were no guarantees that the U.S. federal government shutdown was about to end or that a historic default would be avoided.<p>Friday’s optimism that a deal might be forged …

Government Shutdown

Focus on Senate as debt deadline nears - Video on NBCNews.com

>> plt obama are still crawling to the finish line in the race to end the fiscal crisis with the deadline this coming thursday. the focus is now in the senate. in session today, house speaker john boehner , and on saturday the talks between the house gop and president obama had broken down. so …

Republicans

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Wall Street response to government stalemate - Video on NBCNews.com

>> with andrew sorkin, because we've been talking about the impact on the markets. so far the markets have been okay, but you listen to christine lagarde and get closer to thursday with the default, that could change, correct?>> absolutely. we haven't crateered yet. it hasn't been too bad. wall …

Wall Street

First Read Sunday: New Jersey Senate race, Cruz's stance in GOP - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> we're back once again with chuck todd for his first read sunday, a look ahead on politics and first the new jersey senate race.>> if it's tuesday, somebody will be voting again this tuesday. harry reid will get one democratic cory booker is going to win. he sort of limped along, steve lonegan . …

Republicans

Key senators voice some optimism on Reid-McConnell talks to end debt deadlock

<i>By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News</i><p>Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that the conversation which began Saturday between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “has the promise of finding a solution” to the spending …

Lagarde: Crisis 'very, very concerning' - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> there is no deal. the american government is barelying toward inin inin inin ining -- barrelling toward default. how concerning is this to you?>> it's very concerning. i spent the last three days with 300 finance ministers and banks from across the world, and the world was doing better. there …

Economics

Senate remains at an impasse

Senate leaders remained stuck Sunday over federal funding levels and the length of an increase to the national borrowing limit as they struggled to cut a last-ditch deal to reopen the government and avert the first-ever U.S. debt default.<p>With the government shutdown approaching its third week and …