Alexandra Harris

Government

Infrastructure Bill Revives Debt Ceiling Concern

Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building Security fencing around the U.S. Capitol building. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

A seemingly innocuous point in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill related to the Highway Trust Fund has rate market investors once again sharpening their focus on exactly when the U.S. government might breach its borrowing limit.

Alexandra Harris | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2021
Government, Business

Government Shutdown Could Blur Economic Picture for Traders, Fed

Government Shutdown Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Federal Reserve is keeping a close eye on economic data as it “assesses the appropriate path” for monetary policy, but the central bank and traders in financial markets may find their vision blurred if Washington gridlock spurs yet another government shutdown later this month.

Alexandra Harris | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019