US debt crisis: What was cost to economy and reputation?
17 October 2013 Last updated at 10:11 BST
Financial markets have breathed a collective sigh of relief after the US Congress passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit - just hours before the nation risked default.
However analysts are counting the cost to the US economy of the two week shutdown of government services that saw hundreds of thousands of workers sent home without pay.
Samira Hussain reports.