Senate leaders push toward fiscal deal with House in discord

FITCH RATINGS PUT the U.S. AAA credit grade on ratings watch negative Tuesday, citing the government's inability to raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner. Tuesday evening, House Republican's last-minute plan to avert a government default fell apart, as Speaker John Boehner failed to marshal support. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
FITCH RATINGS PUT the U.S. AAA credit grade on ratings watch negative Tuesday, citing the government's inability to raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner. Tuesday evening, House Republican's last-minute plan to avert a government default fell apart, as Speaker John Boehner failed to marshal support. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate leaders are rushing to lock up an agreement to end the fiscal impasse, stepping in after House Republicans’ last-minute plan to avert a U.S. government default collapsed. The emerging Senate accord may be announced as early as this morning, though passage in the Republican-led House is far from assured and one…
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