• An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina

    Climate Change Could Raise the Cost of Debt

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    “Bond rating agencies such as Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings are looking at whether they should be including more disaster forecasting in calculating the grades they give to...

  • Bond Dealers Prepare for a Surge in US Debt Sales

    By Michael Rainey

    U.S. budget deficits are expected to grow sharply over the next few years, and bond dealers are preparing for a big increase in debt sales by the Treasury Department as result. Debt issuance is...

  • After the Shutdown: New Deadline, Same Problems

    The short-lived government shutdown may be over, but the long-running battles that led to it are far from resolved. Congress now has until February 8 to negotiate a deal on the budget and immigration...

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    Why Even a Short Shutdown Hurts the Government

    By Michael Rainey

    Most experts say a government shutdown has only modestly negative effects on the broader economy. S&P economists estimated recently that a shutdown would cost the economy about $6 billion a week...

  • A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington

    Is It Time to Get Rid of Government Shutdowns for Good?

    By Michael Rainey

    The government shutdown might be over, but there’s still a chance we’ll face another one — or the threat of one — next month as the political drama plays out on Capitol Hill. And if it doesn’t come...

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