Fiscal Cliff Notes

New tax law packed with breaks for businesses

7:09 PM, Jan 3, 2013

Tucked into the "fiscal cliff" tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks that should make the new year a lot happier for businesses.

Fiscal Cliff: How did Florida lawmakers vote?

6:38 PM, Jan 2, 2013

While the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 passed to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' a majority of Florida's representatives voted against the bill. Legislators also didn't vote along party lines.

What the fiscal cliff deal means for you

5:46 PM, Jan 2, 2013

Even though a fiscal cliff deal has been reached, we're going to see more money coming out of our pockets.

Stocks surge after last-minute budget deal reached

11:09 AM, Jan 2, 2013

Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers averted sweeping cuts in government spending and with a last-minute budget deal.

House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

6:11 AM, Jan 2, 2013

Final approval came in the House on New Year's Night. The vote was 257 to 167.

Obama lauds House vote on 'fiscal cliff'

12:45 AM, Jan 2, 2013

President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the "fiscal cliff" deal approved in Congress.

'Fiscal cliff' and its impact on senior citizens

10:50 PM, Jan 1, 2013

10 News looks at how the fiscal cliff impacts senior citizens.

GOP leader Cantor opposes Senate 'cliff' bill

4:39 PM, Jan 1, 2013

The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Rubio, Nelson split on fiscal cliff vote

2:54 PM, Jan 1, 2013

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio broke with his party Tuesday and voted against a bipartisan compromise to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts.

All eyes on House fiscal cliff vote

10:25 AM, Jan 1, 2013

GOP-dominated chamber may vote as early as afternoon of rare New Year's session after Senate's middle-of-the-night approval.

Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal

9:36 AM, Jan 1, 2013

House vote expected as soon as today after White House and Senate Republicans reach deal to avoid impact of the "fiscal cliff" and the bill flies through the Senate.

Some furious fiscal cliff deal came down to the wire

12:49 AM, Jan 1, 2013

Some say disaster was averted in the nick of time. 

Details of tentative deal averting 'fiscal cliff'

11:24 PM, Dec 31, 2012

The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that expire at midnight Monday.

Senate, White House strike fiscal cliff deal

11:02 PM, Dec 31, 2012

Facing a midnight deadline, Congress and the White House struck a "fiscal cliff" deal Monday night designed to avoid automatic tax hikes and budget cuts set to take effect in the new year.

Washington poised to go over 'fiscal cliff'

10:03 PM, Dec 31, 2012

President Obama said Monday that Congress is making progress on a short-term "fiscal cliff" deal, but it is increasingly clear as a midnight deadline approaches that Washington will have to fix the impending tax hikes and spending cuts retroactively.

Fiscal Cliff impacting schools: Pinellas to lose $6.3 million

9:19 PM, Dec 31, 2012

Pinellas' share of 6.3 million federals dollars means 12 schools serving students from low income families lose funding.

Gas prices could fall if we go over fiscal cliff

7:28 PM, Dec 31, 2012

There is some good news if a deal is not reached and we go over the so-called fiscal cliff. Experts say gas prices may actually drop.

'Fiscal cliff' debate may delay state tax refunds

11:27 PM, Dec 30, 2012

State tax refunds may be a surprise victim of the federal "fiscal cliff."

'Fiscal cliff' negotiations stall on Capitol Hill

11:26 PM, Dec 30, 2012

President Obama said he remains hopeful Congress will reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," but negotiations stalled Sunday afternoon on Capitol Hill.

Talks toward fiscal cliff deal continue in Senate offices as deadline looms

9:25 PM, Dec 29, 2012

The Senate's top Democrat and Republican are working this weekend to forge a compromise to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff.

Obama: immediate action needed on fiscal cliff

8:34 PM, Dec 28, 2012

President Barack Obama says "the hour for immediate action is here" on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

For some, the Fiscal Cliff is already here

6:58 PM, Dec 28, 2012

For 119,000 Floridians who rely on extended unemployment benefits, their benefit ends Saturday, December 29.

Obama invites congressional leaders to cliff talk

11:16 PM, Dec 27, 2012

With the "fiscal cliff" clock winding down, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday.

McConnell: Obama to meet Hill leaders on Friday

9:55 PM, Dec 27, 2012

The Senate's top Republican says President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene at the White House for last-minute talks on a deal that avoids automatic tax increases and broad spending cuts.

No deal in sight as deadline for fiscal cliff nears

6:51 PM, Dec 27, 2012

The debate over the "fiscal cliff" continues to take a partisan tone, with just days remaining before the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in.

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