December 28th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Friday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

11:30 am ET (est.) - Senate Democrats briefing on fiscal cliff - Sen. Tom Harkin and others will call on Congressional Republicans to help resolve the fiscal cliff crisis at a Capitol Hill briefing. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Budget • Economy • Finance • On today • Politics • Taxes
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    Is this a rhetorical question, AB?

    December 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    A solar coronal explosion known as CME is prone to happen soon, extraordinary mass ejection causing magnetic storms will reach the earth. ho wait lets post pone the solar flairs, the financial cliff is first on our schedule... For 2013

    December 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ the Prophet, do you mean the one expected in 2040??

    December 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Money spent for obesity related diseases in the USA today 460,229, 001 and climbing – real time
    Money spent on weight loss programs in the USA today 183,048,000 and climbing – real time

    I'll start my diet after I finish these last 10 double pounders with cheese... Frank
    Frank ... Don't bother Bertha, I got your blood thinner right here dear 😉

    December 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    @ the Prophet,
    The US economy is already over the fiscal cliff and falling at an increasing rate. Today’s economic questions should be focused on its rate of descent; will the rate increase or can it be arrested before the rocks below are reached.

    December 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    E.T. Phone home.
    Money spend building underground military installations during the Cold War years ending with Ronald Reagan: 40 TRILLION DOLLARS. (Total spent by USA and USSR)

    December 31, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Public Debt: 19 TRILLION
    Government debt: 8 TRILLION plus the dollar value of all government owned property.

    December 31, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
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