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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, listens to a question during an Economic Club of Washington breakfast in Washington, D.C., onSept. 17, 2013.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. treasury secretary, listens to a question during an Economic Club of Washington breakfast in Washington, D.C., onSept. 17, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 14

That’s the maximum number of days before the Treasury Department exhausts efforts to avoid breaching the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt limit, according to Secretary Jacob J. Lew. The Treasury Department has begun using “final extraordinary measures” to pay the nation’s...

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York.

Wall Street Hedged No Election Bets

With Republicans angry about the financial regulations pushed through by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, the securities and investment industry was the only major source of campaign contributions to switch sides in 2012 compared with 2008, giving a record...

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama in this file photo.

Wall Street to Washington: Seriously — Get it Together, Bankers Say

The titans of Wall Street have a message for their counterparts in Washington: Knock it off. Fifteen bank chiefs, including JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group, fired off a letter to President Barack...

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

Blankfein: Tax Me, If It Will Help

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of an overall solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt. “No one is...

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Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, at the Economic Club of Washington luncheon, on July 18, 2012.

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Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, at the Economic Club of Washington luncheon, on July 18, 2012.

Lloyd Blankfein Calls at White House

The White House welcomed Wall Street through its doors today with a visit from Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who was in town to speak at the Economic Club of Washington. But it was not to meet with President Barack...

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