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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?

    Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?
    Fears are growing that the nation is hurtling toward the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a combination of expiring tax cuts and automatic federal spending reductions that would take effect at the start of the new year unless Congress acts to stop it.  Most...
  • Who's afraid of a fiscal cliff?

    Let the taxes go up on January 1. The country will survive. Worse things happened. After all, Democrats and Republicans voted for the sunset on the Bush tax cuts, and the president signed the bill. The rich will continue to find a way to avoid taxes. Mitt...
  • Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion

    Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion
    State officials warned Thursday that Illinois stands to lose more than $1 billion if Congress and President Barack Obama cannot reach an agreement to prevent the "fiscal cliff" brought on by preset tax increases and budget cuts. The prediction came...
  • Rawlings-Blake meets with Biden, Pelosi about 'fiscal cliff' impact on Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake meets with Biden, Pelosi about 'fiscal cliff' impact on Baltimore
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 13 other mayors on Thursday met with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking federal officials in Washington D.C. to discuss the impact of the looming "fiscal cliff" on their...
  • Hunting for savings in military spending

    A pair of reports critical of military spending — on items as diverse as health care and dried meat — are part of the latest round of scrutiny of the Defense Department's budget as the fiscal cliff approaches. The nonpartisan Congressional...
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival. Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
  • Fiscal cliff? What's the big deal?

    Going off the fiscal cliff would not be the end of the world ("Obama talks tough," Nov. 15). The U.S. defense budget now totals more than spending on defense by the next top six countries combined even as we are getting out of two foreign wars. Surely...
  • Step one to avoid the fiscal cliff: Throw out the lobbyists

    The gridlock in Washington is blamed on men like Grover Norquist, and rightfully so ("For GOP, was it the message or messengers?" Nov. 12). The powerful lobbyist coerces or threatens spineless Republicans to promise him in writing never to pass any tax...
  • Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales

    Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales
    Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy. Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
  • Good news for Md.'s budget

    Good news for Md.'s budget
    Two years ago, just after Gov. Martin O'Malley won his second term, Maryland's Spending Affordability Committee got a sobering briefing from state fiscal analysts. Thanks to federal stimulus funds, Maryland had been scraping by despite the deepest...
  • Obama tax plan is certain jobs-killer

    In his recent press conference, President Barack Obama again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97 percent of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely,...