NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Wednesday, October 16.
Fitch puts USA'S AAA credit rating on negative watch
Credit rating agency Fitch has revised the outlook for the U.S.A.'s AAA credit rating to negative from stable. The news comes just as the latest talks in Washington, D.C. over how to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown seem to be falling apart.
Debt ceiling crisis could leave millions in lurch
If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling in time, anyone owed money by the federal government could eventually be left in the lurch: Social Security recipients. Doctors who treat Medicare patients. Military pensioners. Companies with federal contracts. Government workers. Bond investors.
Apple confirms October 22nd event, still has 'a lot to cover'
Apple's ready to take the wraps off of something big next week, just in time to seriously impact our collective holiday spending -- and just a little more than a month after that big iPhone event. In fact, the invite alludes to that recent event by noting that the company still has "a lot to cover."
Ashton Kutcher tops Forbes' list of TV's highest-paid actors
Thanks to 'Two and a Half Men', Kutcher tops our list of TV's Highest-Paid Actors. We estimate Kutcher earned $24 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Kutcher's massive pay on the show has given him even more money to pursue his other passion: investing. He owns stakes in tech companies like Airbnb, Foursquare and Path.