Dec 27, 2012 For weeks now the major indexes have jumped on days when a fiscal cliff deal seemed possible. What might investors realistically hope for at this point as the deadline draws near?
Dec 27, 2012 The President is back in Washington today to deal with the Fiscal Cliff. A long-term deal is unlikely at this late date. Now the hope is lawmakers can find a stopgap solution to prevent higher taxes and big spending cuts.
Dec 31, 2012 History reveals a controversial task for the debt limit that goes all the way back to World War I.
Dec 26, 2012 The company is asking its employees in the Washington, D.C., area to write the words 'come together' on people's coffee cups, apparently in reference to the fiscal cliff talks.
Dec 24, 2012 Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.
Dec 24, 2012 Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
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.
Dec 21, 2012 The Weekly Wrap talks about what can happen now that Speaker John Boehner's Plan B has failed.
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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?