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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: More fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: More fiscal cliff
    It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff
    I detest the term, “fiscal cliff.” I am repelled by the analogy, if that’s what it is. I swore to myself that I would not stoop to the level of using the “cliff” visual in a cartoon.   But when it came time to making a...