Senate Leaders Approach Fiscal Deal (Bloomberg)
U.S. stock indices rose quickly after Senate leaders from both parties forged an agreement to raise the United Statesâ€™ borrowing power and end the current fiscal impasse that has shut down the U.S. government since Oct. 1. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.14% to 15344, up 176 points, by 1 p.m., after Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell indicated that the Senate intends to pass the deal. House Republicans have agreed to let the deal pass, as well. The agreement would end the 16-day government shutdown by the end of the day and beat tomorrowâ€™s deadline when the U.S. government was expected to exhaust its ability to borrow. â€śThe compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs,â€ť said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.