The new iPhone 5C and 5S hit store shelves at 8 am Friday. The last iPhone sold 5 million in its debut weekend, but expectations are higher this time because there are two phones for sale, and they're hitting nine countries -- more than last time.
The stakes for Apple's stock are also higher. The company's stock price is down about 30 percent from last year. In 2011, Apple had 24 percent of the smartphone market. Now that number is at 14 percent.
A government shutdown still looms over the country as lawmakers try to reach a budget compromise by the September 30 deadline. But what would a shutdown mean for the American people? First off, you would still get your mail and social security payments, but new claims may not be processed, and payments could be delayed. Core services like Medicare and veterans benefits will continue, but new filers may have problems with agencies being understaffed. Traveling abroad may also pose problems. The State Department would likely have to halt new passport and visa applications.
The House passed a short-term budget Friday. It includes the defunding of President Obama's health care bill, and ,as you can imagine, it is expected to fail the Senate.
Wall Street looks to bounce back today after a tough end to pretty good week.
The Dow Jones fell 185 points Friday to close at 15,451.
The NASDAQ composite dropped 27 points to 3774.
The S&P 500 fell 12 points to close the week at 1709.