Economics and Investing:

Several readers mentioned this: Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday. The food handout computer system came back up late Saturday evening, but just imagine this happening in all 50 States and in all of the Territories for more than a week.

When some people vote with their feet, it gets noticed: Billionaire Branson Leaves UK for Caribbean Tax Haven

Items from The Economatrix:

Nothing Left To Financially Lose: Biggest Drop In Confidence Since Lehman Brothers And Why Some Are Unmoved By Government Shutdown.

Unemployment Claims Surge, Partly Due To Shutdown

Lew: Benefits at risk without rise in debt ceiling