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Hours from "fiscal cliff," still no deal in Congress

Monday, December 31st, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Taxes were on track to rise for many Americans this week unless lawmakers could cut a last-minute deal on Monday to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” an outcome that seemed unlikely,…

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Is Our Economy Better Than Theirs?

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The countdown is on to a new year — and the fiscal changes that are on the other side of midnight. But what else is on the cards economically for 2013, both here and overseas? Guest host Celeste Headlee puts the question to the Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy.

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Washington pushes United States to edge of "fiscal cliff"

Monday, December 31st, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers pushed the country to the edge of the “fiscal cliff” on Sunday as they struggled to reach a last-minute deal that could protect the world’s largest economy from a…

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A Tough Year For Unions, With Few Bright Spots Ahead

Monday, December 31st, 2012

This year, two states passed right-to-work laws, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall attempt. Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect says the future for organized labor remains bleak.

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Senate leaders work to avoid New Year’s "fiscal cliff"

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional negotiators burrowed into their offices on Saturday to see if they could stop the U.S. economy from falling off of a “fiscal cliff” in just three days when the…

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