Comments for: Lawmakers begin last-ditch effort on debt ceiling to avoid default

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, at 6:20 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2014, at 12:53 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate prepared for a last ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a historic lapse in the government’s borrowing authority, a breach that President Barack Obama has said could lead to default and deliver a damaging blow to the global economy. After a day of stop-and-go negotiations, the …

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