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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Highway Funding A Total Embarrassment

    The band-aid fix that the U.S. House of Representatives has applied to the dwindling federal highway trust fund is a disappointment and an embarrassment. The fund, largely supported by the federal gas tax, is nearly broke, in large part because the 18....
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Tax season is here: tax prep time

    The 2013 tax filing season opened on January 31st, a little later than usual, due to the government shutdown. For a few years, things were status quo with the tax code, but Congress' Fiscal Cliff deal of January 1, 2013 introduced some big changes and...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • Obama, Boehner to meet for first time in more than a year

    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner is headed to the White House to meet with President Obama on Tuesday, but expectations are low that much will come from their first face-to-face session in more than a year. Ever since the failed talks between...
  • Obama, Boehner discuss drought, trade in White House meeting

    WASHINGTON — President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner held their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year Tuesday at the White House, but the discussion was another indication that the prospects for big, bipartisan deal-making are slim....
  • More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows

    More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday. Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
  • Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism

    Consumer confidence tumbles as government shutdown sows pessimism
    WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down. The consumer sentiment index from the University...
  • Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving

    Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling fight affect charitable giving
    Donations to the 400 charities in the U.S. that raise the most money are slowing in 2013 after climbing 4% the year before, according to a new report released this morning by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The slowdown in post-recession philanthropy...
  • Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed

    Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Monday he was "getting more hopeful" about the economic recovery and declared the private sector nearly healed from the Great Recession. William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay

    Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay
    WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase. "Trying to...