`US shutdown caused record number of furloughed days`

Federal employees were furloughed for a combined total of 6.6 million days during the 16-day partial federal government shutdown starting Oct 1, the most number in all government shutdowns of country.

Shutdown costs US 120,000 jobs, says White House

The partial US government shutdown has cut 0.25 percentage point off the fourth-quarter economic growth and cost the country 120,000 jobs in October, the White House has said.

US debt increases to $17 trillion

The public debt of United States has increased to a whopping USD 17 trillion after the Congress increase the debt ceiling this week.

US shutdown end boosts hopes for Antarctic reserve

A long-awaited deal to create the world`s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica appears to have survived a last-second obstacle the US government shutdown and could be approved next week.

US shutdown end boosts hopes for Antarctic reserve

A long-awaited deal to create the world`s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica appears to have survived a last-second obstacle the US government shutdown and could be approved next week.

US shutdown: Obama rejects proposed debt plan by Republicans

The White House on Tuesday dismissed a possible plan by the Republicans that could have put an end to the US shutdown and end the political deadlock.

US shutdown: House GOP comes up with alternate plan to counter Senate

To counter a possible plan that could end a US shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the House GOP leaders have come up with an alternate plan of their own on Tuesday to avert a crisis.

US lawmakers close to deal to end 14-day-old shutdown

As the US inched closer to an unprecedented debt default, US lawmakers on Tuesday held a flurry of negotiations and expressed optimism over a potential deal that could end the government shutdown, raise the debt ceiling and avert a crisis that may trigger a global economic turmoil.

Senate leaders nearing US debt ceiling deal

With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility and rock the global economy.

NASA feels pinch of US government shutdown: ex-official

The nearly two-week-long US government shutdown has had a marked effect on NASA as most of its employees were laid off and many programmes and experiments halted, a former NASA official said.

`De-Americanised` world needed after US shutdown: China media

While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider `de-Americanising`, a commentary on China`s official news agency said Sunday.

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen as US shutdown enters Day 12

As the US shutdown entered its twelfth day on Sunday without any solution in sight, it has been decided to reopen some tourist attractions after a funding deal was struck to pay the workers.

US shutdown: All eyes on Senate as Democrats, Republicans talk

The spotlight is on the US Senate for the negotiations over ending the government shutdown and tackling a looming debt default after the talks between White House and House Republicans ended in a deadlock.

Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon to reopen amidst US shutdown

Despite ongoing shutdown, US agreed to reopen tourist sites including Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon from October 12 to October 17.

Boehner spox says Obama, speaker talk by phone

House Speaker John Boehner`s office says he spoke by phone with President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon.

Obama, top Republicans agree to continue talks on shutdown

US President Barack Obama and the Republican party leadership have decided to continue talks to find any possible deal to re-open government and raise the debt ceiling, but there was no immediate resolution in site to end the current impasse.

NASA vows to review ban on Chinese astronomers

The US space agency has vowed to reconsider the applications of Chinese scientists who were denied access to a NASA conference on security grounds, sparking a boycott by leading American astronomers.

Dysfunctional government top US problem: Poll

The dysfunctional US government has become the country`s biggest problem, as one-third of Americans expressed their disappointment over the current shutdown, a study has found.

US shutdown slows bid to fix NASA-China controversy: Expert

NASA is trying to resolve an international spat over banning Chinese scientists from a planetary conference but efforts are being hampered by the US government shutdown, a meeting organiser has said.

US shutdown: Obama invites Republicans, Democrats to White House for talks

In a bid to resolve the stalemate and to increase the debt ceiling, US President Barack Obama will meet Republicans and Democrats at White House on Wednesday.