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Stock Futures Flat As Washington Deadlock Continues

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October 08, 2013 AT 3:46 AM
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as small signs of progress began to emerge in the fiscal standoff among politicians in Washington. * With the partial government shutdown in its second week, and nine days until a decision must be reached to raise the nation's debt ceiling, President Barack Obama on Monday said he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default. ...