For now, the crisis has been averted. Retirees will receive their Social Security benefits, soldiers in Afghanistan will get paid, and government workers won't be furloughed.
But the debt-ceiling compromise approved by the Senate on Tuesday and signed by President Obama will have both short- and long-term consequences for all Americans. Who could be affected:
•Student borrowers. Interest on federally subsidized student loans for graduate students will accrue while students are in school....Full Story