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Fiscal cliff

Comparison of ‘fiscal cliff’ plans

(AP) – There are several competing plans to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a one-two combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. Here are some highlights of the plans.

12/19/2012

President Obama  gestures while answering reporter's question concerning the fiscal cliff. (AP Photo)

Obama: He and Boehner ‘pretty close’ to a deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimistic despite a tightening deadline, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he and House Speaker John Boehner are “pretty close” to a grand fiscal deal to avoid a first-of-the-year shock to the economy, but — read more.

12/19/2012

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks from an economy-threatening deadline, fiscal cliff talks hit a lull Tuesday.

12/18/2012

President Barack Obama (r) and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

Obama, Boehner meet at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – A White House official says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) have met at the White House to discuss the pending fiscal cliff and deficit reduction.

12/17/2012

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

Boehner: No progress in fiscal cliff talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner is still insisting that raising tax rates will hurt small businesses, and won’t help the economy.

12/07/2012

Boehner says debt limit should be part of talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner says any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. Speaking to reporters Friday, the […]

11/09/2012

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