Bloomberg writes "Money-Market Fund Withdrawals Accelerate as Debt Cap Approaches". It says, "Investors pulled $41.6 billion from U.S. money-market mutual funds in the past week, or 1.6 percent of total assets, as concern grew over lawmakers' inability to strike a budget deal that would avert a default on Treasury securities. The exodus in the seven days through yesterday was punctuated by the withdrawal of $21.6 billion on Oct. 11, according to research firm Crane Data LLC in Westborough, Massachusetts. Investors pulled $15.7 billion in the preceding seven days. While the spike appeared connected to the approaching debt ceiling, it was exacerbated by companies moving cash to make bi-monthly payroll and meet a quarterly tax payment deadline on the next business day, Peter Crane, president of Crane Data, said in an interview." Bloomberg quotes Crane, "The outflows are still quite manageable. They'd be worrisome if they continued for a number of weeks."

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