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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Consumer confidence up from year ago -- but down from pre-election high

    Consumer confidence up from year ago -- but down from pre-election high
    Consumer confidence in Florida is up from last year but dropped from its pre-election highs of September and October, the University of Florida reported Thursday. Floridians' overall confidence reached a post-recession peak of 80 in the two months...
  • Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff

    Frankel: 'dire consequences' may result if country goes over fiscal cliff
    Lois Frankel, who becomes South Florida’s newest member of Congress next week, said Thursday it’s difficult to see how the so-called fiscal cliff of higher taxes and dramatic federal spending reductions on Jan. 1 will be resolved. ¬†After...
  • Anti-debt group repeats call for 'balanced' solution

    Anti-debt group repeats call for 'balanced' solution
    The Florida chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt raised the warning flag again Thursday about the need for Congress and the president to come together for a “balanced” solution to the nation’s long-term debt problem. Thursday’...
  • Chan Lowe: Over the fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: Over the fiscal cliff
    As I’ve said many times before, don’t blame our hard-working representatives for Washington gridlock. Blame the morons who elect them. In other words, look in the mirror. ¬† The latest conventional wisdom on why the nation is about to...
  • Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote

    Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote
    We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
  • Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating

    Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating. The automatic federal...
  • Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?

    Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?
    2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg—Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is...
  • Fiscal cliff compromise signals trouble

    When push came to shove, Republicans and Democrats came together for a last-minute bi-partisan compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would have plunged the nation back into recession. The...
  • Good-Looking Assistant Fired For Being "Irresistible"

    Good-Looking Assistant Fired For Being "Irresistible"
    Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant in Iowa, was recently fired. Why, you ask? Because her male boss found her “irresistible.” The boss, James Knight, claimed that Nelson and her good looks represented a threat to his marriage. That’s...
  • Fiscal cliff talks show Washington's dysfunctional political culture

    Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29). It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...