Fiscal Cliff Notes

President signs fiscal cliff, defense bills

3:08 AM, Jan 3, 2013

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that boosts taxes on the wealthiest Americans, while preserving tax cuts for most American households.

Pork-barrel projects make it into fiscal cliff legislation

5:37 PM, Jan 2, 2013

In the wake of the fiscal cliff legislation that moved rapidly through Congress over the past few days, US News & World Report took a look at what other elements were in the $4 billion bill.

Fiscal cliff deal meets resistance in GOP House

6:11 PM, Jan 1, 2013

House Republicans -- including a top leader -- expressed opposition Tuesday to the Senate-approved fiscal cliff agreement because it lacks sufficient spending cuts, complicating its chances of final passage.

Senate, White House strike fiscal cliff deal

12:54 PM, Jan 1, 2013

The Senate passed legislation early New Year's Day to neutralize a fiscal cliff combination of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that kicked in at midnight.

No House vote on fiscal cliff package tonight

11:31 PM, Dec 31, 2012

House GOP sources said Monday afternoon the House is increasingly unlikely to vote on any fiscal cliff package until New Year's Day, after the midnight deadline and after tax rates have technically already gone up.

'Fiscal cliff' debate may delay state tax refunds

7:04 PM, Dec 31, 2012

Federal and state tax systems are so intertwined that taxpayers will find it nearly impossible to file a state tax return - or get a timely refund - until Congress resolves the current fight over tax policy.

Obama: Progress being made in fiscal cliff talks

4:58 PM, Dec 31, 2012

President Obama said Monday that Congress is making progress on a short-term deal to avoid the fiscal cliff series of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to strike at midnight.

All eyes on them, Senate leaders seek fiscal deal

1:16 PM, Dec 29, 2012

Senate leaders are rushing to assemble a last-ditch agreement to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly delay steep spending cuts in an urgent attempt to find common ground after weeks of postelection gridlock.

Obama invites congressional leaders to cliff talk

5:00 AM, Dec 28, 2012

With the "fiscal cliff" clock winding down, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday.

Cliff looms, no progress seen

1:54 AM, Dec 27, 2012

President Barack Obama and members of Congress are heading back to Washington -- but that doesn't mean there's hope of a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

Don't spend your tax return just yet!

8:49 PM, Dec 26, 2012

Tax experts tell us what we can do now to prepare for what's to come.

Starbucks tackles 'fiscal cliff' one cup at a time

7:08 PM, Dec 26, 2012

Starbucks is using coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.

Obama to fly to home early as fiscal cliff looms

9:30 AM, Dec 26, 2012

Obama was expected to arrive in Washington early Thursday.

Some lawmakers pessimistic about working out 'fiscal cliff'

7:13 AM, Dec 24, 2012

With time running out, lawmakers are finger pointing about the lack of progress on averting tax hikes and deep spending cuts set to begin next month.

President Obama 'willing' to get deal on fiscal cliff

8:04 PM, Dec 21, 2012

President Barack Obama says he is "ready and willing" to get a big package done to deal with the "fiscal cliff" and says there's no reason not to protect middle-class Americans from tax increases.

Back to drawing board on fiscal cliff

12:04 PM, Dec 21, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Friday he will continue looking for ways to resolve the "fiscal cliff" even after fellow Republicans rejected his proposed "Plan B."

Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner's 'Plan B'

2:32 AM, Dec 19, 2012

There's a lull in the fiscal cliff talks as the White House and leading congressional Democrats have rejected the "Plan B" presented by House Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner's Plan B for fiscal cliff meets resistence

2:34 PM, Dec 18, 2012

Boehner presented a plan to move forward with a bill that will raise tax rates for Americans making more the $1 million if they fail to reach a final deal with President Obama.

Obama, Boehner meet face to face, again

10:03 AM, Dec 14, 2012

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met privately Thursday after another day of back-and-forth over tax hikes, spending cuts and efforts to avoid the year-end "fiscal cliff."

Both parties blamed for fiscal cliff

9:18 AM, Dec 14, 2012

President Obama and aides believe they have the upper hand with public opinion, but there are also risks for them as the government approaches the fiscal cliff.

Investors watch for fiscal cliff

3:34 PM, Dec 5, 2012

Investors will be focusing on every headline, rumor and new proposal that emerges from politicians from both parties in their very public spat on how to fix the nation's fiscal problems.

Fiscal cliff talks likely to last all month (at least)

11:35 AM, Dec 3, 2012

The Obama administration says Republicans have to accept higher taxes on the wealthy. Republicans say the White House has to be more specific about spending cuts on entitlement programs.

Republicans accused Democrats of moving closer to the 'cliff'

2:21 AM, Nov 30, 2012

Republican congressional leaders are accusing Democrats of moving the nation closer to the "fiscal cliff," by refusing to outline possible spending cuts.

Fiscal cliff talks

2:37 AM, Nov 29, 2012

There's been lots of talk, but apparently little progress made in averting the sharp tax increases and deep spending cuts set to take effect in January.

Could the fiscal cliff push your 401K over the edge?

9:39 AM, Nov 28, 2012

Workers in the pension industry have launched a pre-emptive public relations campaign aimed at stopping Congress from limiting benefits for popular 401K savings programs.

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