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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Warns of “Calamity” if US Fails to Raise Debt Ceiling

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned of an economic "calamity" if Congress does not raise the nation's borrowing limit, adding urgency to a meeting between President Joe Biden and congressional leaders. Yellen said a default could cause a "severe" economic downturn with a "ripple effect" felt around the world, and that the government would have to choose between paying Social Security benefits, military salaries, or interest on the debt.