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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Lois Frankel preps for work and life in Washington

    Lois Frankel preps for work and life in Washington
    Her bags are packed. She's found an apartment on craigslist and the utilities just got hooked up. And Lois Frankel, a Floridian for four decades, has a new and toasty winter coat, hat and boots. On Tuesday, 20 years after she first hoped to move to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you

    High earner? Here's how the 'fiscal cliff' deal affects you
    For better or worse, Marylanders may be more affected by the fiscal cliff tax deal than residents in other parts of the country. Maryland is one of the wealthiest states, and its residents have the nation's highest median income. That means they likely...
  • Five questions for ... Robin McKinney

    Five questions for ... Robin McKinney
    This is the busiest time of year for Robin McKinney. McKinney is the director and co-founder of the Maryland Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Campaign, which provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income households in the state....
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
  • Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise

    Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise
    President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue. Is compromise...
  • 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...
  • Floridians' consumer confidence drops amid 'fiscal cliff' concerns

    Floridians' consumer confidence drops amid 'fiscal cliff' concerns
    Floridians' consumer confidence fell in November after rising to five-year highs the previous two months, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Blame the confidence drop on the election and worries that Washington won't come to...
  • Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'

    Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'
    A Lake Worth man is going to Washington with a simple message: Fix the debt. Julio Fuentes, president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will appear at the national capital with other grassroots activists to plead with leaders to solve...
  • Third of Americans cut back spending because of Fiscal Cliff

    Third of Americans cut back spending because of Fiscal Cliff
    A third of Americans are cutting back spending because of their fears over the so-called fiscal cliff -- if Washington can't agree on a compromise, according to a new poll from Palm Beach County-based Bankrate.com. One in three polled said they have...