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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

     And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.
    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress

    Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound. Enacted by Congress in...
  • GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement

    GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a moderate Republican from southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he will retire this year, the latest in a string of congressional Republicans not seeking reelection in 2014. Gerlach, who has served six...
  • Neel Kashkari enters race for California governor

     Neel Kashkari enters race for California governor
    Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, arguing that the status quo is failing millions of Californians and staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools. "I'm...
  • Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration

    Key federal tax aid for homeowners in danger of expiration
    WASHINGTON — Haven't we seen this movie before? On Capitol Hill for the second year in a row, key federal tax assistance for homeowners is heading for expiration within weeks. And there's no sign that Congress plans — or has the minimal...
  • Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed

    Fed's Dudley more hopeful on economy, says private sector nearly healed
    WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve official said Monday he was "getting more hopeful" about the economic recovery and declared the private sector nearly healed from the Great Recession. William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of...
  • Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul

    Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing...
  • Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
  • Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism

    Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism
    WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth. "It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
  • Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy

    Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy
    Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week. China’s economy, coming off a period of...
  • Pari-mutuel challenges: Economy, Seminoles -- and each other

    Pari-mutuel challenges: Economy, Seminoles -- and each other
    When slot machines began spinning at South Florida pari-mutuels back in 2006, some expected gobs of cash to roll in. And while the casinos are turning over healthy amounts to the state ($143 million in slot taxes last fiscal year), all agree that the...