Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured China, the top holder of American Treasuries, that the U.S. will resolve its impasse over the debt ceiling and improve the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s long-term fiscal outlook.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Many have questions about how the United States is going to resolve our debt-ceiling challenge,Ã¢â‚¬Â Clinton said today in Hong Kong. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“political wranglingÃ¢â‚¬Â is part of democratic problem-solving, she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am confident that Congress will secure a deal on the debt ceiling and work with President Obama to take steps to improve our long-term fiscal outlook.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The top U.S. diplomat made the remarks as talks over the debt ceiling stalled again in Washington, sending the value of the U.S. dollar down and gold to record highs.
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