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A historical perspective on the super committee

Nov 21, 2011
Looking back, it's not that surprising that the super committee failed to reach an agreement cut the nation's deficit. Stanford history professor David Kennedy discusses why we shouldn't be surprised, and what to expect next.

Was the super committee doomed from the start?

Nov 21, 2011
Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan says there's a reason why the super committee has yet to make a decision on the deficit-cutting deal: There aren't, and never were, any ramifications for failure.

Time to hang up the capes, super committee

Nov 21, 2011
It's time for the congressional debt-cutting "super" committee to hang up their budget-fighting capes. No official announcement yet, but it looks like stalemate.

Europe's take on the super committee failure

Nov 21, 2011
Rebuked by the U.S. for not ordering their affairs better, Europeans are pleased to see the U.S. having its own budgetary struggles, but not too pleased.

Super committee fails to reach agreement

Nov 21, 2011
The committee can't compromise on the federal budget. Now it's back to a gridlocked Congress that passed the buck to the committee in the first place.

Julia Coronado: We don't know how long we can go without debt solution

Nov 21, 2011
As of now, the markets are still going on despite the likely lack of a deal in the super committee this week. But much of that depends on the situation in Europe, which could turn around.

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PODCAST: Super committee nears the end

Nov 21, 2011
Talks are winding down at the Congressional super committee, and so far, no deal has been made. Spain has a new government after elections were held over the weekend. Hewlett-Packard reports earnings today, the first time since Meg Whitman took the reins. And Tyson foods, the big meat producer, reported even bigger quarterly losses.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is questioned by reporters as he arrives for a meeting with fellow members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or 'Supercommittee,' in the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Super committee running out of time

Nov 18, 2011
With just five days left before the Wednesday deadline to figure out how to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the super committee hasn't been able to agree on where to get the $1.2 trillion. Some say all they've come up with so far is gimmicks offering no real solutions.

A few possible super committee outcomes

Nov 18, 2011
It's less than a week before the super committee must reach a deal to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the U.S. deficit. Both sides say they know the clock is ticking, but they're not getting closer to agreement.