Fiscal Cliff – Bring It On: News Analysis
The issue is how Americans spend money, but rational analysis has been absent from our political discourse. Only pain will prompt appropriate aversion to consuming more than our resources allow.
Hope Dims for Fiscal Cliff Deal Before Christmas
A Christmas miracle on the fiscal cliff faltered after House Speaker John Boehner called an abrupt recess for the House, handing responsibility for a deal to President Obama and the Democrats.
Global Stocks Drop as U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Fails
Without an agreement, the U.S. economy will fall off the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 when Bush-era tax cuts expire and spending cuts kick in automatically.
Jeff Gundlach Investing Advice: Hold Cash, Fold Stocks
DoubleLine CEO warns of ‘Pavlovian response’ when turning to risky assets.
Friedman Sees Fiscal Cliff Deal by Christmas Eve, as Obama, Boehner Meet
As Speaker John Boehner and President Obama met Monday morning to iron out further details on a possible deal, political analyst Andy Friedman remains optimistic on a deal by year-end.
Erskine Bowles: 40% Chance of Cliff Deal
Like the lottery, maybe he’s just playing the ages of his kids.
Geithner Says ‘Absolutely’ When Asked About Eliminating Debt Ceiling
Debt ceiling used as a political tool, time to go, says treasury secretary.
Lawmakers Head Back to Work With Fiscal Cliff Looming
El-Erian and Lieber of Washington Analysis weigh in on the proper course to avert automatic cuts on Jan. 1.
Obama on Fiscal Cliff: ‘I’ll Compromise,’ but Not on Taxing Top Earners
Addressing the looming fiscal cliff, President Obama said Friday that while he’s not “wedded” to every detail of the plan he put forward previously to reduce the deficit, he will not compromise when it comes to making sure the top earners pay their fair share.
Schwab’s Sonders: Election Gives ‘No Clarity’ on Fiscal Cliff; Townsend on Dodd-Frank
If Congress and Obama don’t show they can “play nicely in the same sandbox,” consumer confidence would suffer and there would be a real risk of a modest recession, Schwab’s chief investment strategist says, though she still sees some silver linings post-election.