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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • New rules make student loan repayment easier for some

    While many federal programs are teetering on the fiscal cliff, a lifeline has been thrown to a plan that helps student loan borrowers. A few days before the presidential election, the U.S. Department of Education approved final regulations that...
  • Even kids should care about the fiscal cliff

    At the dinner table tonight or the next time you're driving carpool, you might ask your teen a question: Is anybody at school talking about the fiscal cliff? Be prepared for sudden, deep silence and perhaps a roll or two of the eyeballs. Or, if you're...
  • Help for those rushing to finish financial aid forms

    If you're under the gun to fill out the federal financial aid form, pay attention to a special tool that's supposed to save you time, reduce the chances of errors and generally make your life easier when entering the deep waters of paying for college....
  • Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim

    Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
  • Meet Santa's new helper - Fiscal Cliff

    We are now officially in danger of driving over everyone's own personal "fiscal cliff" as we approach our December holidays. Although I just used the "h-word," let me note that I keep Christmas in my heart (and St. Patrick's Day in my desk drawer) all...
  • One giant bungee-jump for mankind's budgets

    Now that Congress has bungee-jumped the country off the fiscal cliff -- fixing tax rates only to bounce right back to face spending cuts and the looming debt ceiling -- what does it mean for your individual personal finances? Let me answer by...
  • Fiscal cliff deal resolved uncertainty for retirement savers

    After months of deadlock in Washington over tax and budget policy, the nation's "fiscal cliff" saga seems to have faded into the background. That's good news for those saving for retirement, as the deal sealed on January 2 removed some uncertainties about...
  • Robert B. Reich: Washington bullies

    As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands, their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the...
  • Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short

    Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short
    SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. — Engineers think that three of the bridges closest to Dave Wisler's home are about ready to collapse. One, a picturesque one-lane structure built in 1893, became so perilous it was closed last summer, and the county doesn't...
  • Bold moves needed to turn U.S. economy around

    To hear the media tell it, all eyes are on the fiscal cliff. Which side is compromising and which side isn't? Which side's numbers add up? How can votes in the House and the Senate be structured for maximum political gain? What will the deal ultimately...
  • Grow the economy by growing the debate about it

    Hey, have you heard about this thing called "the fiscal cliff"? Actually, the better question is: Have you heard about anything except the fiscal cliff? Nine months ago, the term had not even entered the media lexicon. And now it's suddenly everywhere....