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Exploring the post-Fiscal Cliff world

Nov 13, 2012
With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, budget deficit
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Groups take to airwaves to warn against 'fiscal cliff'

Nov 12, 2012
Ads from business groups to focus initially on D.C. but could spread nationally.
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Will taxing the wealthy really work?

Nov 12, 2012
It depends on the definition of wealthy. But however wealth is measured, increasing their taxes won't solve the whole budget problem.
Posted In: Taxes, wealthy, fiscal cliff, Bush tax cuts
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Poll: Does your debt feel as high as Mount Everest?

Nov 12, 2012
If your personal debt were represented topographically, how big would it be?
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The fiscal cliff explained... from the edge of a cliff

The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel takes the fiscal cliff metaphore to the extreme in this comprehensive explainer video that presents "everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff but were afraid to ask." Bonus points: it features another good use of the whiteboard as explainer.


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Nov 12, 2012
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Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy
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Hey Internet, let's rename the Fiscal Cliff

"Fiscal Due Do" might have been our favorite contribution to Marketplace's effort last week to rebrand the impending financial predicament known as the fiscal cliff. In another example of the Internet to the rescue, the WaPo's Ezra Klein launched a similar renaming campaign this morning on his blog.
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Nov 12, 2012

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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?

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