FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2010 file photo, a guard stands outside the Federal Reserve Building in Washington. The United States has never defaulted on its debt and leaders from both parties say they ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2010 file photo, a guard stands outside the Federal Reserve Building in Washington. The United States has never defaulted on its debt and leaders from both parties say they don’t want it to happen now. But with partisan acrimony running at fever pitch, and Democrats and Republicans far apart on how to tame the deficit, anything could happen. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alex Brandon, File
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 11:40 AM EDT