Once again Washington is betting with the economy: is it a stake too high for the country to sustain? Fareed Zakaria tells Christine Romans why the current stalemate in Washington is so dangerous.
Strained relationships, memories of better times, tiffs over money: Wendy Walsh and Christine Romans ask if Congress and Obama will ever say "I do" to a compromise?
As the shutdown continues and political negotiations drag on, what should you do with your stock investments? Christine Romans asks Matt McCall whether Washington's dysfunction will squander a year of stock market gains.
Are we too used to threats of catastrophe from Capitol Hill that we no longer pay attention? Christine Romans asks John King and Keith McCullough whether Americans are numb to the real dangers of hitting the debt ceiling.
Has the American government been held hostage by members of Congress? Christine Romans talks with, John Avlon, Rana Foroohar, and hostage negotiator Chriss Voss.
Navy and Air Force fans will see game action despite the government being in time-out. Michael Jordan issues a challenge to LeBron James, and Donte Whitner challenges a fine…with a name change? Christine Romans settles The Score.
Fusilli and faux pas: the Barilla CEO is in hot water. And fried chicken will soon be in your car's cup holder, courtesy of KFC. This week's Money Time is al dente and finger-lickin' good, grazie Christine Romans!
Head Start programs across the country have shut their doors to over 1000 children. Zain Asher explains how these preschools are another casualty of the government shutdown.
By October 17, the U.S. government may not be able to pay all its bills. Christine Romans explains who might not get paid.
The government shutdown is bad for the economy. But failing to raise the debt ceiling by Oct. 17 would be catastrophic. Christine Romans explains what could happen.