Stock Market Today: Stocks Edge Higher Ahead of Debt Ceiling Talks

The major market indexes bounced between positive and negative territory as lawmakers prepare for debt limit discussions.

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It was a choppy session to start the week, with stocks bouncing between positive and negative territory Monday. 

The debt ceiling is top of mind for investors ahead of a Tuesday meeting between the White House and congressional leaders. The Federal Reserve and interest rates are also in focus, with a number of speeches from central bankers on the calendar this week – most notably a Friday appearance from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.