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Pentagon prepares for cuts -- cliff or no cliff

Dec 31, 2012
Defense contractors are already cutting back as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
Posted In: defense contractors, defense, fiscal cliff

Would 'earmarks' have helped fiscal cliff talks?

Dec 31, 2012
'Bridges to Nowhere' and other pork-barrel spending used to be the grease for deal-making in Congress.
Posted In: Congress, earmarks

PODCAST: Can you temporarily jump off a cliff?

Dec 31, 2012
Amidst the fiscal cliff festivities, we'll hear about one part of the government that is making money -- and a lot of it. We'll also talk about record profits at OPEC. And in California, prospective bosses can no longer make you log them into your Facebook account.

Marketplace's Guide to the Fiscal Cliff

Dec 31, 2012
Check out Marketplace’s explainers and decoders of the fiscal cliff. Find out what exactly could happen to your personal budget -- and learn how we got to this point.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C., Taxes

Vermonters still awaiting FEMA money

Dec 31, 2012
More than a year after Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, many homeowners are still waiting on federal relief money.
Posted In: Hurricane Irene, FEMA, hurricane

Federal Reserve turns $90 billion profit

Dec 31, 2012
New data capture the scope of profits at the U.S. Federal Reserve, estimated to be $90 billion this year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Up to the edge of the fiscal cliff

Dec 31, 2012
All eyes on are on Washington as the deadline to the fiscal cliff is just hours away.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, Boehner

Alternative Minimum Tax increase looms

Dec 31, 2012
If no adjustment is made to the Alternative Minimum Tax, millions of Americans could face a whopping tax hike next year.
Posted In: alternative minimum tax, Taxes

Songs of 2012 mirror economic struggle

Dec 28, 2012
Pop musicians draw on economic hardship as narrative theme.
Posted In: Music

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