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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • What fiscal cliff? Shoppers push up retail sales, prices fall

    What fiscal cliff? Shoppers push up retail sales, prices fall
    Economic prognosticators spent the end of 2012 fretting about looming spending cuts and toxic tax increases. Consumers, however, spent it shopping. Retail sales across the nation rose 0.5% to $415.7 billion in December as Americans put fiscal cliff...
  • 'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings shares his knowledge

    'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings shares his knowledge
    Clue: This brainiac earned 74 Jeopardy! wins as well as a spot on Barbara Walters' list of the 10 most fascinating people of the year. Answer: Who is Ken Jennings? The trivia mastermind and famed "Jeopardy!" champion is back in print with a new book...
  • Landlord speaks out on Junior's Deli closure

    Landlord speaks out on Junior's Deli closure
    The imminent closure of Junior’s Deli, a longtime Jewish eatery on the Westside, was the result of inexperienced ownership that exacerbated a rent dispute, according to the business' landlord. For decades, Beverly Hills-based Four Corners...
  • The 'fiscal cliff' con game

    The 'fiscal cliff' con game
    Whatever the ultimate shape of the "fiscal cliff" solution that has preoccupied all Washington, and a fair swath of the rest of country, in the final days of 2012 and into the new year, Americans of all walks of life should be asking themselves this...
  • What ho, Jeeves! Another P.G. Wodehouse character comes to U.K. TV

    What ho, Jeeves! Another P.G. Wodehouse character comes to U.K. TV
    It's not Jeeves and Wooster, but BBC1 is hoping another classic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse will make for a just as successful television hit. In January, British television watchers will get to see "Blandings," starring Timothy Spall and "Absolutely...
  • The bestselling e-book of 2012: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    The bestselling e-book of 2012: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
    If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...
  • Derelict 112th Congress sets new record for low achievement

    Derelict 112th Congress sets new record for low achievement
    The 112th Congress worked hard on just one thing: competing to be known as the most worthless, incompetent, do-nothing gathering of lawmakers in the nation’s history. These political underachievers may well have guaranteed themselves that dubious...
  • Conservatives complain, but 'fiscal cliff' deal was a win for them

    Conservatives complain, but 'fiscal cliff' deal was a win for them
    With all the moaning coming from the Tea Party Express and its loyalists in the House Republican caucus, you would think conservatives had lost everything, including their virtue, in the "fiscal cliff" parlay with President Obama, because taxes are...
  • Do not pity the rich; they can handle higher taxes

    Do not pity the rich; they can handle higher taxes
    The richest Americans might find lumps of coal in their stockings on Christmas morning and, if not that, then they can definitely anticipate big hangovers on New Year’s Day. The metaphorical coal lumps and hangovers will be thanks to President...
  • Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy

    Restaurants in China, U.S., Europe reflect global economy
    Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week. China’s economy, coming off a period of...
  • The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive

    The middle class languishes as the super-rich thrive
    The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over. What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...