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Capital Group | Debt ceiling showdown: Should investors worry?


Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: US lawmakers are clashing over a legislative action to raise the federal debt ceiling. The issue has been percolating for months but could come to a head this summer as the US Treasury starts running out of money to pay its bills.

The decision to increase the nation’s debt limit is often a routine one — except in years when Congress is divided, like it is now.