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  • Over the Cliff Good For Both Sides?

    Could going over the fiscal cliff be the best solution for both parties? Andy Friedman, The Washington Update principal, explains why waiting until 2013 makes it easier for Republicans to agree to a tax increase, and Democrats to cut entitlements.

  • Fiscal Cliff Impact on Consumers

    Is the consumer oblivious to the cliff? CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details.

  • Obama to Meet With Small Biz Leaders

    President Obama is meeting with small business leaders from around the country this afternoon, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Rep. Levin: Listen to the CBO on Fiscal Cliff

    What needs to be done now to ensure the economy does not go over the fiscal cliff, and the odds the House will pass a Senate bill on middle class tax cuts, with Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).

  • Krueger: Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts Now

    Alan Krueger, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, says the most important thing to do to help the U.S. economy is to "extend the middle class tax cuts." He also says Social Security is not driving the deficit, and should not be a part of the fiscal cliff talks.

  • Inching Toward Fiscal Cliff Deadline

    Assessing the risks and results if the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, with Russ Koesterich, BlackRock; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Cashin on Bernanke's Fiscal Cliff Comments

    CNBC's Bob Pisani speaks to Art Cashin of UBS about Bernanke's comments on the fiscal cliff.

  • Where's Congress? On Vacation, Of Course

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports lawmakers expect to meet at the White House next week after Thanksgiving vacation. Stan Collender, Quorvis Communications, and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, weigh in.

  • Time to Leave the Sidelines?

    Andrew Slimmon, Morgan Stanley, weighs in on whether he thinks a deal on the fiscal cliff will happen by year's end.

  • Thanksgiving Week in D.C.

    Congress is on recess for Thanksgiving, and President Obama is in Cambodia on an overseas trip. CNBC's Eamon Javers walks through the work being done in Washington on this holiday week.

  • The Cliff...'Don't Worry so Much?'

    Anticipating a deal on the fiscal cliff, with Ben White, Politico chief economic correspondent, who recommends "not worrying so much."

  • Jim Cramer's Explains 'Fiscal Cliff' to Matt Lauer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer speaks to NBC's Matt Lauer about the compromise lawmakers have to make in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

  • Facing a Fiscal Cliff Stalemate?

    Weighing in on the impact going over the fiscal cliff could have on the U.S. economy, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities senior fellow; James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Don Luskin, Trend Macro.

  • Government Wasting Your Tax Money?

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details of a new report breaking down waste in the Federal government. Ben White, Politico Chief Financial Correspondent, provides perspective.

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

    A federal budget deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” can be achieved without raising tax rates, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl said Friday on CNBC.

  • Do Americans Hate Rich People?

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports that more than a dozen wealthy candidates funded their own campaigns in this election, and all but a few of them lost yesterday; and John Tillman, Illinois Policy Institute CEO and Rich Benjamin, Demos senior fellow, answer the question of whether Americans just hate rich people.

  • Markets Focus on Fiscal Cliff

    Michael Ryan, UBS, weighs in on today's sell-off and what it means for investors.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Traders and investors were in agreement on one thing as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- World stock markets rose on Tuesday as American voters went to the polls, with the U.S. presidential election keeping trade subdued while the euro held steady despite uncertainty over Greece's next financial aid payment.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- World stock markets rose on Tuesday as American voters went to the polls, with the U.S. presidential election keeping trade subdued while the euro held steady despite uncertainty over Greece's next financial aid payment.