Emerging US budget deal kicks the can down the road

A US budget deal now seems very close.

The Government would reopen, the debt ceiling would be raised, but only for three months.

So the can is kicked down the road.

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Senate agree US debt bill

The US Senate has passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a potential default. It will now be sent to the House of Representatives for a final vote. President Obama has said he will sign the bill "immediately" after the House vote.