So the USA is closing down for a bit.
Personally I am more concerned about the whereabouts of Ai Weiwei. China is a country we all depend on but it has no concept of human rights. The man is an artist and I hope he starts twittering soon.
Of course if I was an American citizen, my concerns would be more immediate like will I have electricity and water at the weekend? Obama's diplomacy and stubbornness is showing through and its no coincidence gold is running away again.
I have spent 2 hours reading about the potential shut down and don't understand it. For a world superpower it does have odd processes. Why doesn't Obama get Bernanke to print some more dollars?
USA takes a short break (guardian)
Ai Weiwei is missing (telegraph)
UK to bail out the world (telegraph)
Finbar Taggit favourite to win CityAM award (cityam)
1 in 7 chance Euro splits (telegraph)
Obama to hand over his Amex card to the Republicans.