The United States Senate passed a compromise bill that allowed the debt ceiling to be raised by 2.4 trillion dollars, officially ending the possibility of default. That’s enough to see Congress through Hallowe’en, at least — or so we hope. The stock market responded to the long-awaited move by losing almost 2% of its value.
In other news, the mayor of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius demonstrated his resolve to crack down on parking scofflaws by using an armored personnel carrier to drive over a Mercedes illegally parked in a bus lane.
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