Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: 20 days until the debt ceiling, BlackBerry picked for $4.7 billion, and two stocks worth a closer look.
Panelists assess the government shutdown, the Fed's next move, prospects for emerging markets, the odds for inflation, and the future for U.S. growth.
The next 12 to 18 months will be slow and painful, but America's fundamentals support longer-term optimism, says University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee.
Fiscal uncertainty, a new Fed chair, and the upcoming taper are likely to introduce more volatility in equity and fixed-income markets, says BlackRock's Heidi Richardson.
Market experts say investors shouldn't pull their assets out of the market despite the looming debt ceiling debate. But they should be ready for plenty of volatility.
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