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S&P's "stunning lack of knowledge" shown in US downgrade
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S&P's "stunning lack of knowledge" shown in US downgrade

Aug 8th 2011, 8:58 AM 731 Views 12 Comments

News of the weekend’s rating downgrade hasn’t gone down well with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
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Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling

Aug 2nd 2011, 6:43 PM 155 Views 2 Comments

The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.

Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
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Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:05 AM 669 Views 0 Comments

The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.

We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default
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We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default

Aug 1st 2011, 6:55 AM 479 Views 7 Comments

But not everyone’s happy including the president.

US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism
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US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism

Jul 31st 2011, 3:08 PM 148 Views 0 Comments

Negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling continue at the White House as Tuesday’s default deadline looms closer.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jul 30th 2011, 8:15 PM 595 Views 0 Comments

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Glenn Beck defends use of Nazi comparisons after likening Utoya victims to Hitler Youth
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Glenn Beck defends use of Nazi comparisons after likening Utoya victims to Hitler Youth

Jul 27th 2011, 9:48 AM 1,243 Views 16 Comments

The radio show host also compared Obama’s position on the US debt crisis to the early days of Hitler’s administration.

Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis
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Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis

Jul 26th 2011, 8:21 AM 160 Views 2 Comments

The US president has called for a “balanced approach” to the crisis, but the House Speaker says Obama cannot have a “blank cheque” for it.

The US has one week to avoid default
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The US has one week to avoid default

Jul 25th 2011, 9:33 AM 365 Views 4 Comments

The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks
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"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks

Jul 23rd 2011, 1:52 PM 370 Views 11 Comments

Debt deal appears no nearer to agreement as the 2 August default deadline looms…

Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade
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Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:56 PM 482 Views 0 Comments

Warning comes as US government and Treasury struggle to reach agreement over increasing the country’s debt limit.