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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Chuck Hagel a petty decision by Obama

    Chuck Hagel a petty decision by Obama
    It's official. President Barack Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John...
  • Call Obama's sequester bluff

    WASHINGTON — For the first time since Election Day, President Barack Obama is on the defensive. That's because on March 1, automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") go into effect — $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic...
  • Estate planning, once and for all

    Estate attorneys rejoiced when Congress agreed to a deal to address the so-called "fiscal cliff." Finally, after a decade of not knowing what would happen to federal estate taxes, lawmakers settled the matter when The American Taxpayer Relief Act of...
  • Wall Street shrugs off sequester

    Wall Street shrugs off sequester
    The drumbeat for weeks has been that $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester would be so horrendous for the economy that lawmakers in Washington would be forced to compromise by the March 1 deadline. When no deal was...
  • 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...
  • Family finances: More jobs for 2013 grads

    This year's college grads have something to celebrate besides their diploma: Employers plan to hire 13 percent more new grads this year than last, says the National Association of Colleges and Employers. That marks the fourth straight year of growth,...
  • Year-end tax tips - Part One

    While "fiscal cliff" negotiations are throwing a wrench into everybody's year-end financial planning, please don't throw up your hands and do nothing! My last two columns of the year will be devoted to some tried-and-true year-end tax strategies that...
  • Fiscal cliff tax planning

    With less than three months before the end of the year, time is short to plan for the much-dreaded "fiscal cliff." What is the fiscal cliff, you ask? It's the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect in January...
  • Debt ceiling redux

    It was just over two years ago when Congress last fought about increasing the nation's borrowing limit. After that battle, ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States by one notch, and the S&P 500 stock index...
  • Fiscal cliff notes

    The fiscal cliff is now front and center in the national consciousness, and with Thanksgiving behind us, the time is right to help you further understand what is at stake for you and your pocketbook. The cliff refers to the combination of tax increases...
  • Trump offers his 2 cents to Palm Beach County Republicans

    Trump offers his 2 cents to Palm Beach County Republicans
    – Donald Trump, the ultra-opinionated real estate mogul and reality TV host, was dismissive of failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney's efforts and wants his fellow Republicans to implore their leaders to take a much harder line with President...