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  • Dividend Tax Too Low?

    Discussing whether the dividend tax should be raised, with David Callahan, Demos Public Policy Center New York City, and CNBC's Jeff Cox.

  • Companies Shelling Out Billions to Beat the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    Companies are racing the clock to hand out billions before year end—and some of them are taking on debt to do it.

  • Special dividends could benefit investors ahead of Washington budget negotiations and the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but the U.S. economy could come perilously close to the deadline, Newedge Senior Director Larry McDonald said Tuesday on CNBC.

  • Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash

    Some of the major players in the defense industry are hoarding cash amid fears of going over the fiscal cliff, which would mean major cuts to defense spending. Howard Rubel, Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst, and Patrick McCarthy, FBR Capital Markets senior defense analyst, offer insight.

  • Special Dividend Announcements Ahead of Cliff

    A host of companies have rushed to issue special dividends or pay them early in order to avoid higher taxes next year. Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, discuss whether it's pre-mature to make such a move.

  • Stocks Rally on Mushy ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Rumors

    Fearing a dividend tax rate hike next year, some companies are paying out billions to shareholders.

  • Special Dividends & the Fiscal Cliff

    Las Vegas Sands, Brown-Forman and Dillard's are just a few of the companies to jump on the bandwagon and offer "special dividends." Doug Sandler, Riverfront Investment Group, looks at why this is happening now.

  • National Beverage Declares a Special Dividend

    National Beverage is up 13.5 percent now on news the company will offer a special dividend, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • European Shares Higher, Yet Greece Deal Not Done

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on market-moving events in Europe; CNBC's Gary Kaminsky has the play on increasing yields; and a look at what's moving U.S. stocks today, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Special Dividends Ahead of Cliff

    If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, tax rates and dividends could swing from 15 percent to about 40 percent, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman; and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management and Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington, discuss how companies are reacting to tax hike fears.

  • Only 20% Chance of Going Over 'Fiscal Cliff': Expert

    Brian Gardner, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analyst, explains why he believes it is in everybody's interest to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Chipotle restaurant

    After stocks fell again on Thursday on fears of the looming "fiscal cliff," Jim Cramer can understand why investors might be tempted to get out of the market altogether, but offered his top five reasons not to sell everything now.

  • Will Fiscal Cliff Squeeze Dividend Plays?

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo Finance senior columnist, discusses a new trend emerging in the markets, and how a change in tax law will impact dividends.

  • A looming increase in taxes could force the hand of some companies to issue special dividends before year end, making it a record year for payouts, but which ones?

  • NYSE's Niederauer on Fiscal Cliff

    Discussing the state of U.S. debt, the fiscal cliff, and what the business community will say to President Obama tomorrow at the White House, with Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO.

  • Fear of 'Fiscal Cliff' Taxes Puts Chill on Dividend Stocks

    The fear of higher taxes has put a chill on dividend-paying stocks, in what some analysts say could be an overreaction to the “fiscal cliff.”

  • Will 55% 'Death Tax' Kill Economic Comeback?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Congress is headed back to Capitol Hill to work on a budget and tax agreement; and John Taft, RBC Wealth Management CEO, provides perspective on overhauling the current tax code. "Don't underestimate the degree of frustration out there among individual investors," Taft said.

  • Fear of 'Fiscal Cliff' Taxes Puts Chill on Dividend Stocks

    The fear of higher taxes has put a chill on dividend-paying stocks, in what some analysts say could be an overreaction to the “fiscal cliff.”

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Won’t Help US Rating: Egan-Jones

    The “Mad Money” host explains why he recommends taking profits on the tech stock now.

  • Fiscal Cliff Selloff?

    Discussing whether you should get out of your stock positions, with Craig Hodges, Co-Portfolio Manager, The Hodges Fund & Hodges Small Cap Fund, and Peter Tuz, Chase Investment Counsel.