Thursday, March 17, 2011

Congress buys more time for budget dispute

WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday bought itself more time to work out a much-delayed budget deal as the costs of the stalemate were increasingly felt across the globe.
By a vote of 87 to 13, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a sixth stopgap bill to keep the government running through April 8, more than six months after the fiscal year began.