November 10, 2012 President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner both made their opening bids Friday on how to deal with tax, spending and debt problems. Their proposals sound strikingly familiar, but Obama says this time he has proof the majority of Americans agree with his approach to taxes.
November 9, 2012 Post-election Washington is buzzing with talk of compromise and cooperation. Republicans and Democrats want to avoid a looming budget and economic disaster, and their leaders say they're ready to get to work. But some budget experts say it may be necessary to go over the fiscal cliff to reach an agreement.
November 8, 2012 But the non-partisan government agency says it's a double-edged sword, because going over the cliff could also set up the economy for a healthy long run.
November 8, 2012 Investors looking for safer and more profitable investments have been buying farmland across the Midwest, and the price of land is rising fast. But some economists say cropland prices can't go up forever and that investors are turning farmland into a bubble.
November 8, 2012 Sales at the chain's restaurants that have been open at least 13 months fell 1.8 percent in October. It's the first month-to-month decline for the fast-food giant in that important indicator since April 2003.
November 8, 2012 Some of those who were out of work may not have been able to file claims, however, because of the damage the storm inflicted on parts of New Jersey, New York and surrounding states.
November 8, 2012 With the election over, attention in Washington has turned to the nation's debt and deficit challenges — most immediately $600 billion worth of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts. Both the president and congressional leaders are signaling a willingness to work together to avoid a fiscal disaster.