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Republicans Said to Plan Debt-Limit Measure Amid Shutdown

House Republican leaders plan to bring up a measure to raise the U.S. debt-limit as soon as next week as part of a new attempt to force President Barack Obama to negotiate on the budget, according to three people with knowledge of the strategy.

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Bernanke: Brief Welcoming Remarks

I would like to welcome everyone to the inaugural Community Banking Research and Policy Conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).

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Boehner Says Obama Refused Budget Negotiations in Meeting

House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama refused to negotiate in a meeting with top congressional leaders about the government shutdown, signaling a lack of progress on resolving the fiscal impasse.

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Bitcoin Prices Plunge on Bust of Online ‘Black Market’

The price of Bitcoins listed on the Bitstamp Ltd. exchange plunged as much as 33 percent after charges were unsealed for the operator of an online marketplace for drugs and other illicit goods.

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Treasury Uses Final Measures to Avoid Debt Limit Breach

The U.S. has begun using the final extraordinary measures to avoid breaching the nation’s debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said as he urged Congress to increase borrowing authority “immediately.”

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