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Opinion: Why August gets no respect from investors – MarketWatch


MarketWatch

Opinion: Why August gets no respect from investors
MarketWatch
Another suggested hypothesis was that the culprit was the 1976 change in the federal government's fiscal year end from June 30 to Sept. 30. But, again, it's not obvious why that should have any impact on the stock market in August — and, in any case

Posted on 4 August 2015 | 9:29 am

Ross K. Baker: Joe Biden for president? It could happen – Alexandria Town Talk


Alexandria Town Talk

Ross K. Baker: Joe Biden for president? It could happen
Alexandria Town Talk
An illustration of Biden's political skill can be shown in the deal he pulled off in 2012 with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to avert what was called “the fiscal cliff”. It didn't sit well with other big-name Democrats but it showed him to be a

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:17 am

Hazleton Area board urges pension plan reform – Standard Speaker


Hazleton Area board urges pension plan reform
Standard Speaker
Had they remained under control, Hazleton's budget would likely be balanced today and many other district's throughout the state would not be facing a fiscal cliff. However, given current state pensions projections for PSERS contributions, the deeper

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 4:05 am

Why is it so hard to fund Wisconsin roads? – The Sheboygan Press


The Sheboygan Press

Why is it so hard to fund Wisconsin roads?
The Sheboygan Press
Legislative Fiscal Bureau figures show that in 2006 the state covered about 22.9 percent of county transportation costs and 18.6 percent of municipal transportation costs. That dropped only … That fell off a cliff with the 2011-13 budget. The state

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Posted on 4 August 2015 | 12:21 am

Cristiano Ronaldo bought his agent a Greek Island as a wedding gift – Washington Post (blog)


Cristiano Ronaldo bought his agent a Greek Island as a wedding gift
Washington Post (blog)
Remember a month ago when Greece was about to fall off a fiscal cliff into the Mediterranean Sea? Remember when it had to raise 50 billion euros ($55 billion) to pay off debts, so it decided to sell off public assets? Of course you do. And so does

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 6:29 pm

Run, Biden, run! Column – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Run, Biden, run! Column
USA TODAY
An illustration of Biden's political skill can be shown in the deal he pulled off in 2012 with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell to avert what was called "the fiscal cliff." It didn't sit well with other big-name Democrats, but it showed him to be a

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:40 pm

No, mayoral candidates, Grand Rapids is not on the edge of a ‘fiscal cliff’ – MLive.com


MLive.com

No, mayoral candidates, Grand Rapids is not on the edge of a 'fiscal cliff'
MLive.com
Injected into this year's mayoral campaigns have been allegations that the residents and businesses are perched precariously on the edge of a fiscal cliff and "that current City of Grand Rapids elected officials have tried to hide a one billion dollar

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 2:17 pm

Around the Web: Fiscal cliff, DART bus rehab, trucks vs. bridge – Dallas Morning News (blog)


Dallas Morning News (blog)

Around the Web: Fiscal cliff, DART bus rehab, trucks vs. bridge
Dallas Morning News (blog)
U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, right, walks with U. S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson during a stop in Garland in April of last year. Johnson is resisting Republican plans in the House to offer a short-term extension to the federal …

Posted on 21 July 2015 | 5:10 pm

Editorial: Claypool best man to pull CPS back from fiscal cliff – Chicago Sun-Times


Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: Claypool best man to pull CPS back from fiscal cliff
Chicago Sun-Times
But in even that short time, the extent of CPS' fiscal troubles have become more clear — and more dire. Claypool is a hard-nosed manager who has decades of experience slaying government bureaucracies while keeping his eye on the larger goal of …

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Posted on 17 July 2015 | 6:51 pm

Coming to a 2016 campaign near you: New fiscal cliff – Politico


Politico

Coming to a 2016 campaign near you: New fiscal cliff
Politico
But it could be bad news for the chances of avoiding another budget showdown in Washington: The later date puts key congressional decisions on fiscal matters and the debt uncomfortably close to the start of the presidential-primary season, amping up

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Posted on 6 July 2015 | 9:55 am