Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fiscal cliff deal

  • Fiscal cliff deal down to wrangling over details

    Washington (CNN) -- Both sides agree the wealthy will pay more, so now fiscal cliff talks come down to how much Republicans can wring out of the White House in return for giving in on taxes.

  • Stocks inch higher, await fiscal cliff deal

    Once again, the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington are taking center stage on Wall Street. U.S. stocks were slightly higher for a second day Thursday, thanks to strength from the technology sector, including Apple's 2% rise.

  • Drama among Democrats in 'fiscal cliff' deal — Fiscal Cliff Fix

    Dec. 6, 2012. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza looks at what Democrats want to get out of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations - and where they might have to give in to the White House and Republicans.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal: Are There Potential Cuts That Aren't On the Table?

    How does one come up with $4 trillion in revenue and spending cuts? That's the question members of Congress, the Obama administration and fiscal experts around the country are grappling with as "fiscal cliff" talks continue to stall. The fiscal cliff ...

  • Fiscal Cliff Looms Closer Than You Think

    All those fiscal cliff countdown clocks that are splashed all over the financial media aren't entirely accurate. Sure the deadline to ... Failure to call for the preparation of new schedules hints that the Treasury believes a viable deal is still ...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Wealthy LGBT voices heard on 'fiscal cliff'

    We have heard from quite a few constituencies of late about the need for President Obama and Congress to come to a deal over the so-called "fiscal cliff." On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of governors made their views clear. Today, an unprecedented ...

  • Villaraigosa urges 'fiscal cliff' solution, defends Fix the Debt

    increase text size decrease text size. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Sept. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called for a bipartisan deal to avoid the automatic budget cuts and tax hikes that threaten to push the U.S. economy off the so-called ...

  • Fiscal cliff deal possible, South Dakota's delegation says

    Democrats and Republicans might be able to agree on a grand bargain raising tax rates on the wealthy and reforming entitlement programs such as Medicare, South Dakota's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

  • "Fiscal cliff" worries linger, futures flat

    President Barack Obama said there could be a quick deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" - tax hikes and spending cuts set to begin next year, possibly driving the U.S.

  • More Republicans urge 'fiscal cliff' deal

    With less than a month before the "fiscal cliff" is set to begin, President Barack Obama remains adamant about allowing tax rates to rise for the wealthiest 2 percent of taxpayers.

  • Ditching Before The Fiscal Cliff

    Turn on the TV and this is what you'll hear: The US budget is heading for a fiscal cliff. If a deal isn't reaching in Congress by the end of this year, a combination of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts will sink America into economic depression ...

  • Stocks: The Danger Lurking After A Fiscal Cliff Deal Is Reached

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions.

  • Negotiating the Fiscal Cliff

    Sadly, or inevitably, avoiding the fiscal cliff will depend on negotiating strategy as much as common sense. That's the ... The most telling criticism of his first term was his failure to negotiate better deals with the admittedly intractable House ...

  • Obama: 'Fiscal cliff' deal must include higher tax rates for top earners

    President Obama on Tuesday rejected a GOP proposal to collect new taxes from high earners by limiting their deductions and tax breaks, insisting that any deal to avert the year-end "fiscal cliff" must include an agreement to raise the top income tax rates.

  • Fiscal cliff: hopes rise for deal as Jim DeMint quits Senate – live

    And finally, without DeMint's doleful presence in the halls of Congress, the GOP House leadership may feel more free to cut a deal to avert the fiscal cliff with the Obama adminsitration. So, basically Jim DeMint stepping down is good for America. But ...

  • 'Fiscal cliff' talks overshadow looming debt limit

    And while the Treasury can keep the government functioning through early next year, President Barack Obama is bluntly insisting that any deal on the fiscal cliff include an end to brinkmanship on the debt ceiling. Obama is demanding tax rate hikes on ...

  • US stocks flat in wait on fiscal cliff deal

    NEW YORK: US stocks were mixed in early trade Thursday as markets continued in their generally sideways drift in a patient wait for a political deal in the fiscal cliff deficit talks. After 30 minutes of trade the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down ...

  • Poll: Majority of New Yorkers "somewhat confident" or "very confident" 'fiscal ...

    Forty-three percent of voters said they are somewhat confident a fiscal cliff deal will be reached, while 12 percent said they are very confident a deal will get done.

  • Fiscal Cliff Deal Progress Overshadowed By Bluster And Hot Rhetoric

    WASHINGTON -- Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have identified areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final agreement after "fiscal cliff" posturing gives way to hard bargaining. Both sides now ...

  • Fiscal Cliff Fatigue: Wake Me When We're Over It

    You want me to take a guess as to what a final deal will look like? Here's my expert opinion: I dunno. It'll involve a lot of numbers.

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