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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.
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A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

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?
Posted In: Taxes, government spending, fiscal cliff, financial reform

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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After Plan B, what's next for the fiscal cliff

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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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

Taxes on capital gains and dividends likely to rise

Dec 20, 2012
Top capital gains tax rates would increase to 20 percent, taxes on dividends would go as high as 39.6 percent.
Posted In: capital gains, Taxes, fiscal cliff

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.
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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

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