Maybe the economy can withstand Washington's fiscal brinksmanship, after all.
(Lucian Perkins / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Manuel Roig-Franzia and Monica Hesse
In an age of austerity, the official inaugural balls may be more reserved, but there’s no slumming.
(Evan Vucci / AP)
Steps to trim spending are set for the possibility that Congress will fail to reach a deal to avert additional cuts.
(Doug Mills / Courtesy Jarrod Nagurka)
Jarrod Nagurka, 19, worked over holiday break, lauded by Harry Reid
It unfairly penalizes most American workers.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) discusses the "fiscal cliff" and upcoming budget battles, and challenges the President to lead on cutting the debt and deficit.
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Season 3 improves with a wedding and Shirley MacLaine, but bad news looms for the Crawleys.
The December jobs report is a reminder that if you knew anything about the economy, the economic policy you'd design wouldn't look even the slightest bit like the fiscal cliff deal.
The crisis — at least the sense of dread the world could fall into the economic abyss — is over.
(Alan Diaz / AP)
Ylan Q. Mui
Data released Thursday show that, despite the “fiscal cliff,” businesses hired and consumers spent.