Tibetan vendors await customers near the Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal.
...the United States economy teeters on a precipice. Other countries are worried; why are so few Americans paying attention, as Republicans deliberately refuse to act to save the United States from defaulting on its loans? Even normally cavalier bankers like JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon admit a default would be catastrophic, setting off a chain reaction of further economic disaster. Republicans need to stop playing politics, face facts and help avert a looming crisis.
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