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Fiscal Cliff Debate Moves To TV, In Ad War

Just when you thought you never had to look at another political ad, they're back — this time focused on the big debate in Washington about taxes and spending. Unions, business groups and other special interests have taken their arguments to the nation's living rooms and computer screens.
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Republicans Bristle At Obama's Tax, Spending Plan

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took the administration's plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff to skeptical Republicans on Capitol Hill on Thursday. The proposal would increase taxes on the wealthiest by $1.2 trillion and cut Medicare by $400 billion over a decade.
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Fight Over Uranium Mining In Virginia Wages On

Advocates both for and against uranium mining in Virginia have been lobbying hard, but the issue may hinge on the results of a report Friday by a legislative working group.

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Would Raising Taxes On Investment Income Hurt The Economy?

The rates on capital gains and dividends are on the table in the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. Some complain that it would hurt companies' stock prices, giving them less money to invest. But other economists say it's unlikely to have strong effects.
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Camp: We Need Spending Cuts To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Robert Siegel talks to Republican Dave Camp, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, about the fiscal cliff and tax reform.
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Of Top Taxpayers, 1 In 5 A Small Business Owner

Scott Horsley talks to Melissa Block about who's in the top two percent of American taxpayers. That group would have their taxes raised if President Obama gets his way in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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