LONDON (AP) — Financial markets were decidedly perkier Thursday as President Barack Obama was set to meet with top Republican leaders in an effort to end the budget impasse that has gripped Washington over the past few weeks.
With the partial shutdown of the U.S. government entering a tenth day and a deadline to raise the debt ceiling just a week away, investors across financial markets are focused on developments in the U.S. capital. The biggest worry has been the debt ceiling: If it's not raised, the U.S. could default on its debts.
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