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Government Shutdown / Credit Rating #1053394

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Breaking news on the threat to downgrade US credit because of hardline politics introduced.

(Studio: Rebecca Jarvis) A statement from Fitch that America's AAA credit could be lowered because of political brinkmanship examined; details given about what happened in 2011 with a credit downgrading, a prospective domino effect on the economy. [Senator Harry REID - comments on downgrading.] [Meridian Equity's Jonathan CORPINA†- says Thursday could be eerie: selling in the market.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The need for Congress to act to prevent a downgrade examined; details given about a possible deal amidst sharp political divisions. [Veterans Audrey MORRISON, Gary BENINANI‡- react.] [for WABC, President OBAMA - talks about dealing with Speaker of the House John Boehner.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Jarvis, Rebecca;
Karl, Jonathan

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