Political Headlines - October 3, 2013

  • Obama exhorts leaders to halt shutdown: Despite President Obama's warnings about the need to prevent a debt default, a meeting between top Democrats and Republicans offered little hope. National political reporter Matt Viser details.
  • Standoff in D.C. worries Boston Fed chief: The budget standoffs in Washington have the potential to derail the nation's economic growth, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said. Economic reporter Megan Woolhouse details.
  • Shutdown ill-timed in Salem: A closed visitor center in tourist-friendly Salem? In October, of all months? Reporter Peter Schworm with more on the impact on the Halloween capital of the region.