The Fed indicated it was planning to slow down its purchases of government bonds as soon as November. And food delivery workers in New York gained protections.
Up to 10,500 lorry drivers and poultry workers are to be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of Christmas, the government has said in a statement.
Control of the banking system gives Beijing the tools to stop a broader collapse, officials believe, while censorship and police powers can stifle protests.
Republicans and Democrats have long sparred over raising the debt ceiling. But this time, the odds are growing that the U.S. could default.