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U.S. Economy Could Handle Short Fall Over 'Cliff'

Even if New Year's passes with no deficit reduction deal, businesses and consumers would not likely panic as long as some agreement seems imminent. The $671 billion in tax increases and spending cuts could be retroactively repealed, and the impact of the tax increases would be felt only gradually.

Poll Shows 25% Have an Opinion About a Totally Fake Budget Plan

Polls about Americans' views on politics and the economy sometimes return results that baffle the well-informed. Public Policy Polling's latest poll helps explain why that may be: It reveals that a high percentage of people have no problem offering an opinion on topics they know nothing about.

Stock Futures Moving Higher as Budget Talks Proceed

U.S. stock futures are moving higher on optimism over a deal on the U.S. budget ahead of a high-level meeting between the Treasury chief and Senate leaders, as well as improving unemployment and economic growth numbers.