Erin Burnett talks to PIMCO's Bill Gross about the impact of the budget battle on the markets.
An agreement to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default easily passed the Senate and headed to the House for a vote expected later Wednesday.
The man at the center of it all is not in Congress. He works for the credit rating agency Standard and Poor's. His rating of America's debt determines how much taxpayers pay in interest on our nations debt, our homes, our credit cards.
S&P announced today that it estimates the shutdown took $24 billion out of the U.S. economy.
OutFront: John Chambers, Managing Director, Standard & Poor's.
Senators voted 81-18 to approve a deal to end the shutdown and avoid possible default, at least for a few months. The House is expected to follow suit.
One Republican Congressman says he will vote "no" on the deal.
OutFront: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX).
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Martin MacNeill, a prominent Utah doctor and lawyer accused of killing his wife.
Prosecutors say MacNeill gave his wife Michele a deadly mixture of prescription drugs so he could continue an affair.
Jean Casarez is OutFront with the story.