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• The real boss of this shutdown/debt ceiling debate? According to the President, it's the bond market. To read more, click here for the Bloomberg report.
• In the Simply Money Cincinnati Enquirer column this week, read our take why having transparency in your financial life is so important.
• With its last data release due to the shutdown, the Labor Department reports that first-time jobless claims rose less than expected last week. For the full details, click here to read the Bloomberg article.
• The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, but stores are getting nervous that this could turn into a disappointing year. CNBC takes a closer look at why.
• The payroll processor ADP says the private sector added 166,000 jobs in September - and now this number takes on even more significance than during a normal month: if the government shutdown continues this week, the official September number from the Labor Department will not be released as scheduled on Friday. For further analysis on the ADP number, click here for the Reuters report.
• Wondering who gets paid and who doesn't (and why) during a shutdown? Read the breakdown here.
• Looking to buy that new house? You better hope the shutdown doesn't last too long. The USAToday explains why.
• The partial government shutdown has begun, leaving upwards of one million workers on unpaid leave. For the latest developments, click here to read the Reuters report.
• If you're a data junkie (like us!), there are still ways you can get your fix while the government offices that release the reports are shut down. Check out these tips from MarketWatch.com.
• Even though there's shutdown, some things won't change. From Medicare to air travel, see what services will still continue by clicking here.
• The first partial shutdown of the U.S. government in 17 years seems probable as both the House and Senate have yet to reach a compromise. For the very latest updates from Bloomberg, click here.
• For a detailed look at the expected impact of a shutdown, take a look at this Reuters article by clicking here.
• October 1st marks the opening of the health-insurance exchanges. Marketwatch.com has a breakdown of what you need to know.
• According to the Commerce Department, the economy grew 2.5% last quarter, in-line with most economists' expectations. But the looming budget battle could heighten corporations' uncertainity about future growth and investment plans, leading to an economic stall out. For more details from the Bloomberg report, click here.
• The Labor Department says first-time jobless claims fell to almost a 6-year low last week, and this time, computer glitches and backlogs played no part. For the full Reuters article, click here.
• According to the Case-Shiller composite index, U.S. home prices rose in July, though at a slightly slower pace than previously recorded. For the full details, click here to read the Reuters article.
• Have you ever thought about hosting a "death dinner?" Bloomberg reveals how a new trend is fighting taboos and helping families open up (and actually communicate!) about death, final wishes, and family plans.