" March: Absolutely"
March 04, 2011 @ 06:55am PST
"based on advice being given in the agencies"
March 27, 2011 @ 05:26am PDT
"If it doesn't happen in March, it'll happen when the new fiscal years starts."
February 18, 2011 @ 08:15pm PST
"With Election Fevr in full swing, no elected offical will want to vote for, a shutdpwn."
December 15, 2011 @ 11:54am PST
A shutdown of the federal government occurs when a budget bill has not been passed to fund all or part of the government and/or when continued funding is not available because it is necessary to borrow to fund operations and there is insufficient borrowing authority. (Not that in the event of a failure not to raise the debt ceiling, a default by itself isn’t considered a shutdown, but only if part of the federal government ceases operations as a result.) The official time in Washington, D.C., will be used to determine when any shutdown occurs.
Such a shutdown last occurred in 1995 and 1996 during a budget impasse between President Bill Clinton and the U.S. House led by Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Market closing: Any month (or the entire market) may be cashed out early if a budget and borrowing authority have been approved for the remainder of the time period.
Insider trading: The market creator will not be participating until the market has been open for 48 hours. He will not close any part of the market within 24 hours of executing any transaction in the market.