The U.S. Senate is on track to pass a bill to lift the government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling late on Thursday, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced, adding, "We are avoiding default tonight."
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Focus now shifts to the Labor Department's closely watched unemployment report for May, due on Friday.
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His prediction comes days after he hinted at a possible deal to overcome Turkey's opposition to admitting the Nordic country to the alliance.