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This, too, might pass: Senate seals budget deal, House hurries to catch up

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WASHINGTON — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement today to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end.

The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of default was fading, flirting with a 200-point gain in morning trading.

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