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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of value...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

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Health Officials: Multistate E.coli Outbreak Sickens 7

Health Officials: Multistate E.coli Outbreak Sickens 7

The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli that includes Connecticut has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital.

Willimantic Stabbing Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

Willimantic Stabbing Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

Willimantic police have charged a man with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Saturday night.

26-Year-Old Man Killed in Hartford Shooting

26-Year-Old Man Killed in Hartford Shooting

A Hartford man was killed in a shooting in the capitol city Saturday night.

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said. He was identified at at a press conference Saturday night as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, a resident of Oak...

Charlotte Police Release Video of Shooting But Doubts Remain

Charlotte Police Release Video of Shooting But Doubts Remain

Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. It's unclear if there was...

Access Health CT Hires New Call Center Vendor

Access Health CT Hires New Call Center Vendor

A Virginia-based company is taking over the call center operations for Connecticut's health insurance exchange and will implement a new health insurance adviser program to help customers seeking coverage.