Tuesday, October 1, 2013
By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JEREMY W. PETERS
The federal government will shut down for the first time in nearly two decades after last-minute moves in both chambers of Congress failed to break a bitter budget standoff over the president's health care law.
By THOMAS ERDBRINK
A currency shortage, created by Western sanctions, appears worse than previously thought, increasing pressure on leaders seeking to negotiate a nuclear deal.
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and NICHOLAS KULISH
The Shabab, which claimed responsibility for the deadly mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya, makes money through illegal endeavors and even employs a team of accountants.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"It looks like I'm working, right? No. In reality I am praying, either for a miracle to save our economy or for a fool to come in and buy my factory."BAHMAN ESHGHI, owner of a business in Tehran that is suffering because of sanctions against Iran.
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