If Congress does not raise the nation’s debt limit this summer, the fallout will affect car loans, home mortgages and more. That was the message Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sent Colorado Senator Michael Bennet…and, Colorado is requiring permits for any horses being brought into the state because of the outbreak of a fatal horse virus. The state has two confirmed cases of equine herpes, and one of the horses was euthanized after showing severe neurological symptoms.

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