Shutdown ends; Obama signs deal

By Alexander Bolton and Pete Kasperowicz – 10/17/13 12:40 AM ET

President Obama signed into law a bipartisan deal approved by Congress to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, the White House said early Thursday morning.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will return to their jobs on Thursday, and national parks and memorials shuttered for 16 days will reopen.

Lawmakers voted just hours before the Oct. 17 deadline set by the Treasury Department for raising the borrowing limit. Continue reading “Shutdown ends; Obama signs deal”