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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.
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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

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

How the markets signal Washington

Dec 28, 2012
Come Monday, if there’s no fiscal cliff deal, the best way for people to indicate their unhappiness is the markets.
Posted In: Wall Street, fiscal cliff

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

The fiscal cliff could impact Asian economy

Dec 28, 2012
As the drama unfolds here at home, it is important to see how the fiscal cliff is affecting economies elsewhere in the world -- like Asia.
Posted In: asia, fiscal cliff, Nikkei

What markets can hope for with the fiscal cliff deadline

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?
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How Americans feel about the fiscal cliff

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.
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The history of the debt ceiling

Dec 26, 2012
History reveals a controversial task for the debt limit that goes all the way back to World War I.
Posted In: debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, World War I

Starbucks wants Congress to 'come together' on fiscal cliff

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.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, starbucks

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