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Estate tax may be back, good news for states

Dec 28, 2012
Among the tax cuts set to expire if Congress rolls over the fiscal cliff is the federal estate tax. Some states are looking forward to the old law, which gave them a slice of the tax revenue.
Posted In: estate tax, fiscal cliff

Memphis mayor to feds, 'Do something!'

Dec 27, 2012
Memphis, Tenn., is the poorest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census. And Mayor AC Wharton worries that inaction on the fiscal cliff would have a drastic impact on already cash-strapped residents.
Posted In: Memphis, tennessee

Economic signals mixed as year comes to a close

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, holiday shopping, Retail

Congress contemplates temporary fix to avoid fiscal cliff

Dec 24, 2012
President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no fiscal cliff deal in sight, Congress may end up with a working holiday.
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What happens when the poor fall over the fiscal cliff?

Dec 21, 2012
If the government fails to agree on a budget, what, if anything, can poor people do to weather the automatic spending cuts that will kick in after the nation plunges off the fiscal cliff?
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Time for Plan C? Fiscal cliff solution stalls

Dec 21, 2012
It was called "Plan B" -- a way to avoid some of the tax increases that are part of the fiscal cliff without putting together a broad bipartisan deal before the New Year.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C., Congress, Boehner

Ralph Reed on the budget deficit and fiscal cliff

Dec 19, 2012
Some treasured tax breaks are coming in for close scrutiny, and one of the country's leading social conservatives is weighing in on the matter.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, conservative

Defining 'rich' before the fiscal cliff deadline

Dec 18, 2012
President Obama made a new offer to the Republicans yesterday in the fiscal cliff negotiations. The President said he’ll extend Bush era tax cuts for households making less than $400,000, he’d previously drawn the line at $250,000.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Rich

Short term wins could spell long term losses in fiscal debate

Dec 17, 2012
The process of pushing through those Bush tax cuts 12 years ago might seem like ancient history, but some say we could stand to go back in time and learn from it.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Bush tax cuts, Bush, Barack Obama

Giving through the ages

Dec 14, 2012
Marketplace Wealth and Poverty reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji takes a look at how the charitable tax deduction has changed over time and why some think lowering it could benefit the middle class.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Charity, tax deduction, Taxes

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Bush-era tax cuts expiring. Government spending on military and social services on the chopping block. Is the U.S. economy headed for a fiscal cliff?