Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fiscal cliff

  • Fiscal cliff helps mend Obama-CEO relations

    Thanks to a new crisis at hand -- the fiscal cliff -- there are some signs that the ice may be breaking. It helps that the White House and leaders of big businesses are united in their desire to avoid the fiscal cliff -- the Jan. 1 expiration of the ...

  • Bridging the 'fiscal cliff' gap over spending

    (Olivier Douliery/via Bloomberg). "I've put forward a detailed plan that allows us to make these investments while reducing our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade.

  • Boehner Wants 'Obamacare' in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    Where Boehner does have some room to negotiate is on the fiscal cliff - that cocktail of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending hikes set to kick in at the end of the year.

  • Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt?

    In his last offer to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), President Barack Obama lobbied for $16 billion in cuts from the military's health care program, TRICARE.

  • CVS, Walgreen Plead With Washington to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    CVS and Walgreen each jumped into the fiscal-cliff debate on Wednesday, pleading lawmakers to do what is necessary to avoid hindering the fragile economy.

  • Worst Metaphor of 2012: 'Fiscal Cliff'

    It was the Federal Reserve chairman who warned of a "fiscal cliff" back in February, when he testified before Congress.

  • Struggling Homeowners Confront a 'Mortgage Fiscal Cliff'

    While Congress wrangles over a debt deal, struggling homeowners may be facing a cliff of their own. That's because a tax break aimed at helping distressed borrowers—set to expire at the end of the year—is caught up in the taxes vs.

  • Morning MarketBeat: Bernanke Gives Fiscal-Cliff Warning, Again

    Ben Bernanke reminded everyone just how important the fiscal cliff really is. The Fed Chairman reiterated that the central bank alone can't save the economy if the looming tax increases and spending cuts aren't addressed by lawmakers.

  • The big 'fiscal cliff' story people are missing

    The debate in Washington over how to avoid the fiscal cliff has led to suggestions that if Republicans would just agree to raise tax rates, everything would fall into place and a deal would be easy.

  • Consumer sentiment stalls amid fiscal cliff worries

    Consumer sentiment stalls amid fiscal cliff worries. NEW YORK - Consumer sentiment stalled at the end of November as uncertainty grew over federal tax and spending programs next year, a survey released on Wednesday showed.

  • The Fiscal Cliff and the Trade Deficit

    Oddly enough, some of the same people who deny Keynesianism in theory are also counting on it in practice to blackmail the Obama administration with the fear that the economy will slump if the so-called "fiscal cliff" is allowed to happen. What's that?

  • Investing for Profit Ahead of Fiscal Cliff

    that's it -- lot of them aren't so let's take a look at the environment that -- in the fiscal cliff environment essentially.

  • Dive off fiscal cliff could be 'disastrous' for orphans, foster children, say ...

    As talk of tax increases and deep cuts to government programs dominate Washington, adoption advocates are warning of another crisis should the adoption tax credit be allowed to expire at the end of the year - a potentially "disastrous" outcome for ...

  • Are you worried about the Fiscal Cliff?

    I don't mean to be callused, but many voted for Obama without understanding the consequences in their personal budgets. I'm not sure what they were thinking, but the man is an economic illiterate.

  • Economic outlooks rise despite fiscal cliff concerns

    The November consumer confidence survey, released Wednesday by Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan, detected consumer concerns about the impending fiscal cliff, which could cause federal tax increases and federal spending cuts. But more ...

  • What Do the People Want From the Fiscal-Cliff Deal?

    With lawmakers getting down to business on a fiscal-cliff deal, interest groups are working overtime to tell the politicians what the voters want them to do.

  • More dividend games seen as fiscal cliff nears

    Sandler prefers dividend growth companies that are less vulnerable to a fiscal cliff tax hike, those with yields in the 2.5% to 4% area like McDonalds Corp.

  • Fiscal cliff talks hit a rocky start

    Fiscal cliff talks hit a rocky start. The first meeting was all smiles and bipartisanship but, the sticking point remains revenue versus taxes and staffers tell Politico it's been a rough start.

  • Voice Your Opinions

    If a deal appears to be elusive on the "fiscal cliff" as the January 1st deadline approaches, you're going to be hearing more and more talk of possibly opting for a "temporary" extension of all the Bush tax cuts as part of a broader postponement of any ...

  • Radio update: Fiscal cliff to affect many families

    Radio update: Fiscal cliff to affect many families. 0 Comments. Tweet. Share. Digg; Yahoo! Buzz; MySpace;; Reddit.

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