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  • US Fiscal Talks Going 'Very, Very Well': Sen. Corker Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Labor Backs Obama on 'Cliff' as Congress Returns

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC on Monday he expects a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" would be worked out before the midnight deadline.

  • Leaders Agree to a Deal Stop Spike in Milk Prices Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
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    The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

  • Senate Leaders on Obama's Mission Impossible Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    An annoyed President Obama said it was "mind boggling" that Congress has been unable to fix the "fiscal cliff." Then dispatched Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on a mind-boggling mission: coming up with a bipartisan bill to break the stalemate - in about 48 hours.

  • Money In Motion, December 28, 2012   Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money In Motion, December 28, 2012

    President Obama makes a statement on the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Possible 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Signaled Ahead of Summit Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Democratic and Republican sources involved in negotiations reported some progress Friday toward a potential deal averting the "fiscal cliff" ahead of an afternoon summit at the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.

  • As Clock Ticks, Can the US Avert 'Fiscal Cliff'? Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:28 PM ET

    President Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Friday in a last-ditch effort to avert a fiscal crisis. The NYT reports.

  • Why a Popular Subsidy for Banks Died in the Senate Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    The program known as TAG, launched to support liquidity and bank stability, was killed thanks to infighting and the calculated indifference of the mega-banks.

  • Lawmakers 'Pistol-Whipped' By Markets May Bring Fiscal Deal: Rep Welch

    "I think the market is going to punish us for our failure to act, and it may be the only thing to get us to act," said Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), discussing some of the issues preventing lawmakers from reaching a "fiscal cliff" agreement.

  • Geithner Warns US to Hit Debt Ceiling Monday Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Geithner Likely to Stay at Treasury Until ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday notified Congress that the U.S. is going to hit the debt ceiling on New Year's Eve.

  • Sen. Reid: GOP Working on 'Political Stunts'   Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Sen. Reid: GOP Working on 'Political Stunts'

    Sen. Harry Reid, (D-NV) says the Republicans have wasted a week as the U.S. gets closer to going over the "fiscal cliff."

  • Sen. Reid: Boehner Can't Ignore American People Forever

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks on Capitol Hill, claiming more Republicans are joining his party's point of view every day.

  • Is Google Gaining Momentum as Apple Slips?   Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is Google Gaining Momentum as Apple Slips?

    The FMHR traders place their bets on Apple versus Google. Also, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks. CNBC's Eamon Javers provides perspective. And the Fast Money traders have the play on fiscal uncertainty.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP   Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 8:03 AM ET
    'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP

    Which political party is the biggest obstacle to a "cliff" agreement? Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg, "Fix the Debt" campaign co-chairs, discuss ways to rise above partisan politics and negotiate a debt deal. The "fiscal cliff" is sort of the ultimate forcing mechanism and "Congress needs forcing mechanisms to act," added Gregg.

  • Sen. Reid: 'We Are Not Going to Kick the Can Down the Road'

    "We are still waiting for a serious offer from the Republicans," said Sen. Harry Reid, commenting on "fiscal cliff" talks in Washington. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on what's going on behind the scenes.

  • Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.

  • FACTBOX-20 key players in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' drama Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • Sin City's pull puts state of Nevada in play Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    What makes politics here different is who works in those skyscrapers _ not lawyers or accountants, but heavily unionized housekeepers, blackjack dealers and line cooks who have abruptly transformed Nevada into a swing-voting state. Her youngest daughter will soon graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "

  • North Dakota race comes down to ticket-splitters Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.-- Dwight Thompson is a solid conservative businessman who will be voting for a Republican for president and a Democrat for Senate.

  • Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    As the presidential election campaign grinds into November, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are busily hammering their own pitons into the fiscal cliff — staking out routes that could either force compromise or snap the economy’s safety lines.

  • Gambling chiefs race for share of U.S. online gaming Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:24 PM ET

    Our biggest challenge is converting the 25 to 35 year old to becoming participants in our industry, "said Brian Gamache, chief executive of slot machine maker WMS Industries Inc at the annual Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.