Articles by Kurtzleben, Danielle
Geithner, stock markets react with shock to downgrade that was a long time coming.
Could less pain at the pump help fuel the recovery?
Unemployment rate ticks down a notch to 9.1 percent.
The South and Southeast take a hit, while the Rust Belt gets some relief.
While bad economic indicators proliferate, lawmakers pledge more action.
Will a deal on the debt ceiling stimulate or stifle the economy?
If there's no deal by Monday, financial markets may tumble.
With disappointing numbers might come renewed action from Washington.