The US government shutdown has made the financial world uneasy.
The US ratings agency has warned that failure to raise the country's debt limit by the end of September could have worse consequences than the collapse of Lehman Brothers during the financial crisis.
The budget gives the military more funding but no down payment on a border wall with Mexico. The financial plan still has to be approved by the full House of Representatives and Senate.
Hurricane Irma has continued to pack 300 kph winds as it moves across the Caribbean toward Florida. The record-breaking storm has battered the Bahamas and Cuba, while Hurricane Jose followed in its path.
Financial markets remain jittery as tensions rise after N. Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan. Political risks and a strengthening euro have put pressure on stocks while investors turned to safe-haven assets.
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