House Speaker John Boehner ’s appearance before Wall Street leaders tonight challenges him to provide reassurance that Congress will raise the U.S. debt limit without undercutting Republican demands for spending controls.
Ben S. Bernanke is signaling his willingness to double down on a three-year bet that’s failed to revive housing, showing the extent of the Federal Reserve chairman’s effort to wrest a recovery from the deepest recession.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew is trying to persuade Congress to raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling without the drama that contributed to a stock market rout in 2011. A stronger economy this time around may help keep investors calm.
The U.S. Treasury Department may have enough cash to pay the government’s bills for days or even weeks if Congress fails to raise the debt limit before an Aug. 2 deadline, say analysts at UBS AG and Barclays Capital.