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S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to 'stable' from negative

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday revised its credit outlook on the United States government to stable from negative, citing Congress's avoidance of the year-end 2012 "fiscal cliff" and the higher-than-expected tax receipts that followed.Full story

Many states miss withholding tax targets in February: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only half of U.S. states met their forecasts for withheld taxes last month after taxpayers made last-minute financial moves in 2012 for fear of having to pay higher federal tax rates in 2013. Full story

Analysis: U.S. companies plan to spend, a boost for the economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies' capital spending plans are holding up, and mostly exceeding Wall Street forecasts, in the face of policy concerns created by arguments in Washington over the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and now automatic spending cuts. Full story

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  Santelli Goes Mythbusting

CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with James Bianco, Bianco Research, about his take on why he is not buying "conventional wisdom," on the fiscal cliff, rotation, and the Fed forecast.

  Upcoming budget fight is only the first of many

The Nation's Ari Berman, NBC Latino’s Vicky DeFrancesco Soto, and former Bush-Cheney senior aide Robert Traynham join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about budget cliffs, fiscal cliffs, and a lame duck congress.

  Debt ceiling battle could be a redux of fiscal cliff

Ryan Grim, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joy Reid, and Steve Kornacki talk to Alex Wagner about the impending battle over the debt ceiling limit and its parallels to the fiscal cliff battle we just witnessed.

  Billionaire Peterffy on Debt Ceiling & Spending Fight

Discussing the "fiscal cliff" deal, with Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers founder & CEO. "As a result of the tax increases, we are going to collect substantially less revenues than we thought," he says.

  Bernanke: QE Is An Effect Tool, But Effectiveness Could C...

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Fed Chairman Bernanke's comment on the "fiscal cliff" deal, the debt ceiling and QE.

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Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) arrives to meet with House Democrats and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington
Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) arrives to meet with House Democrats and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) arrives to meet with House Democrats and U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden about a solution for the "fiscal cliff" on Capitol Hill in Washington January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the fiscal cliff to members of the media in the White House Briefing Room
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the fiscal cliff to members of the media in the White House Briefing Room

President Barack Obama speaks about the fiscal cliff to members of the media in the White House Briefing Room December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

House Passes Budget Deal Past Fiscal Cliff Deadline
House Passes Budget Deal Past Fiscal Cliff Deadline

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 01: Members of the House of Representatives, including Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) , leave after voting for legislation to avoid the "fiscal cliff" during a rare New Year's Day session January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Voting 257-167, the House passed a bill that the Senat

The lights of the U.S. Capitol remain lit into the night as the House continues to work on the "fiscal cliff" legislation proposed by the Senate, in Washington, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.