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Test of nerves

Test of nerves

For all intents and purposes there is a half day of shopping left before Christmas and six days left before an economic disaster sets itself in place.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Budget extremists

House Speaker John Boehner's back up plan for the federal budget has died without the formal send off of a vote.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Budget winners

Budget winners

Leadership in Washington are demonstrating, again, their willingness to kick the can down the road when it comes to budget decisions.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
What's going right?

What's going right?

Something must have gone right in Greece for a change.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Throwing tax darts

Throwing tax darts

They have been throwing darts against the wall in Washington and those darts have tax rates attached to them.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Big changes? Not quite.

Get out of bed and rub your eyes. Pinch yourself. Call the broker. Start making bets on Wall Street again.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Flirting with gifts

Flirting with gifts

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- There is no shortage of holiday shoppers in U.S. stores but retailers say many consumers are just flirting with the merchandise under the glow of the holiday lights with no intention of taking it home.
MICHELLE GROENKE
RTW as a false alarm

RTW as a false alarm

With nods, winks and nudges, Republicans in Michigan assaulted their union member constituents on Tuesday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Fighting over a fantasy

Fighting over a fantasy

Here's a concept: Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Economy's driving force

Economy's driving force

U.S. consumer spending is the economy's driving wheel, no question about it.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Green Christmas

Green Christmas

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. retailers are raking in the cash this holiday season with the help of the collective shopping fervor stimulated by the marketing behind "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" deals.
MICHELLE GROENKE
War on unions

War on unions

Right-to-work has a nice ring to it from a sentimental point of view.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Turnaround artist wanted

Turnaround artist wanted

As expected, central banks in London and Frankfurt left their lending rates intact Thursday in the midst of recession No. 2 for the continent.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
An economic time line

An economic time line

It seems President Barack Obama, with an election behind him, is still unable to sell his successes on the economic front.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
How to rappel off cliff

How to rappel off cliff

There are 21 shopping days until Christmas and 27 days until the U.S. budget goes, potentially, over a fiscal cliff for lack of leadership in Washington.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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