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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Restaurants 2013: Sales to exceed $660 billion, challenges loom

    The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending. Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
  • 'Obamacare,' fiscal cliff leads to small business optimism plunge

    American small business owners are in a sour mood, with optimism at one of its lowest levels since 1986, but don’t blame Superstorm Sandy. It’s the fiscal cliff’s fault, according to a new report from the National Federation of...
  • Santa Claus industry gets Christmas boost from resurgent demand

    The season of big-bellied, white-bearded old men is upon us, and there seems to be more of them this Christmas than ever before. “Santa Claus is in high demand this year,” said Holly Valent, registrar for the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus...
  • Boehner: Bondholders should be paid first if debt limit breached

    Boehner: Bondholders should be paid first if debt limit breached
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner said holders of U.S. government bonds should be paid first if the nation's debt limit is breached, even if that means that China would get preference over the salaries of U.S. troops. Boehner (R-Ohio) defended...
  • Landlord speaks out on Junior's Deli closure

    Landlord speaks out on Junior's Deli closure
    The imminent closure of Junior’s Deli, a longtime Jewish eatery on the Westside, was the result of inexperienced ownership that exacerbated a rent dispute, according to the business' landlord. For decades, Beverly Hills-based Four Corners...
  • Consumer confidence surges to five-year high

    Consumer confidence surges to five-year high
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in more than five years as optimism increased about the state of the economy and its prospects for the rest of the year, according to a closely watched private barometer released...
  • Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?

    Quiz: How much do you know about the 'fiscal cliff'?
    Fears are growing that the nation is hurtling toward the so-called "fiscal cliff" -- a combination of expiring tax cuts and automatic federal spending reductions that would take effect at the start of the new year unless Congress acts to stop it.  Most...
  • Small investors should beware of rising interest rates, group warns

    Small investors should beware of rising interest rates, group warns
    Small investors should beware of rising interest rates, a regulatory group warned Thursday. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued an “investor alert” warning individuals that their fixed-income holdings could lose value if...
  • Consumer sentiment bounces back in February

    Consumer sentiment rebounded solidly early in February after a disappointing showing the previous two months, according to a survey released Friday. The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3, up from 73.8...
  • Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012

    Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012
    Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback....
  • The bestselling e-book of 2012: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...