On Tuesday night by a vote of 257-167 the House passed HR 8, the Tax Relief Extension Act, which the Senate passed early Tuesday morning by a vote of 89 to 8. The so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement had been negotiated Monday between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice President Joe Biden. The legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months. On Wednesday, the President signed the legislation which avoided the so called "fiscal cliff." More »
Calling entertainment one of the "bright spots" in the economy, President Obama tells DreamWorks Animation employees about his job creation efforts and calls on Republicans in Congress to "put politics aside" and work with him to improve health care.
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Sen. Carper (D-DE) chairs a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on digital currencies, such as Bitcoin. Panelists discuss challenges for law enforcement & regulatory agencies & the promises for U.S. & global economies.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke participates in a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund on responses to financial crises. Following remarks, the panel takes audience questions.
Jagdish Bhagwati talks about his book, Why Growth Matters, in which he argues that market-driven economic growth is the solution to eradicating poverty around the world, and talks about the lessons that can be learned from India's achievements.
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a conference organized by the Commerce Department. He is followed by a panel discussion with the CEO's of Caterpillar, Inc. and BMW North America on free trade.
Industry leaders talked about ways to encourage businesses to invest in and operate in the United States.
Gene Speerling speaks to business leaders about the state of the economy, the recent government shutdown, and the president's economic agenda.
As part of our Spotlight on Magazine series, Timothy Noah, a contributor to Pacific Standard, discusses his recent piece about the why "this job recovery is so bad at creating jobs."
Civil rights leaders and activists talk about the role of women in the civil rights movement.
Charles Murray talks about his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.
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