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October 8th, 2013
06:24 AM ET

White House Signals Possible Opening On Debt Ceiling

Is it a glimmer of hope, or more rhetoric as the deadline for possible government default gets closer?

After weeks of near silence without any hint of a potential compromise between the Obama administration and congressional Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling, the White House may be offering some conciliatory language that could help lead to a deal to prevent a potential default on October 17.

As recently as Friday, White House officials declined to specify any demand for the length of a deal to increase the nation's debt ceiling.

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