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With the "fiscal cliff" days away, former George W. Bush economic advisor Ed Lazear told CNBC on Friday it would be a mistake to rush a deal that will have a lasting impact on U.S. economic growth.
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at the Obama administration's top three agenda items in 2013.
Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president, discusses the ramifications of falling off the "fiscal cliff."
If no "fiscal cliff" deal is reached, Americans could feel pain as taxes rise, unemployment benefits are cut and smaller changes take effect.
There’s a common misperception about the fiscal cliff — that the tax increases only apply to 2013. Not true. The Fiscal Times reports.
Rep. Jim McDermott, (D-WA), discusses whether lawmakers will be able to negotiate a deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff."
Martin Mucci, president & CEO of Paychex, discusses how his company is preparing for possible tax increases next year.
The "Squawk Box" news team discusses how changes in the tax code will impact inherited wealth.
Richard Steinberg, Steinberg Global Asset Management, explains why he sees investors returning to risk-on trades after a "fiscal cliff" deal is reached. Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, also weighs in.
A number of experts are saying that small business will get hit the worst if we go over the fiscal cliff. Gene Marks of The Marks Group, explains why it's a mistake to generalize that more than 20 million small businesses nationwide will be affected.
R. Cromwell Coulson, OTC Markets Group president & CEO, says that when dividend taxes go up, it makes an already bad situation even worse.
If the life of an elderly wealthy family member extends into 2013, the tax bills will be substantially higher.
"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.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls on House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the bill already passed by the Senate that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for those earnings less than $250,000 per year.
Chris Whalen, Carrington Investment Services, and John Kanas, BankUnited president & CEO, discuss the outlook on banks next year. "I would look for yield among smaller institutions," Whalen added.
John Kanas, Bank United president & CEO, discusses how the banking sector is likely to navigate additional regulations next year.
Keith Boykin, BET columnist, and Susan Del Percio, Republican strategist, discuss what's causing the stalemate over "fiscal cliff' negotiations.
John Kanas, Bank United president & CEO, discusses whether the Republicans will be blamed if "fiscal cliff" negotiations fail.
The special-dividend bandwagon is rolling alongside "fiscal cliff" negotiations, and one expert told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" there are strategies to predict which companies may jump aboard as well as pitfalls to avoid.
To provide all Americans with health insurance, premiums will have to rise to pay for it, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday.