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Wall Street Finally Frets Over Shutdown—and It Should

One danger a lot of smart Washington folks have been worrying about is that investors, financial leaders, and other Wall Street bigwigs have grown so accustomed to D.C. dysfunction that they’ve been lulled into complacency about the possibility of default—when the U.S. hits the limit of its borrowing capacity in mid-October. Well, Wall Street has just woken up to that danger—and the accompanying chart proves it.