People are aware of the dire consequences of the fiscal cliff, including the potential for the US economy to wind up in another recession.
Reports warn that delaying investment in the nation's infrastructure will further hurt the economy and lead to higher future costs.
The average cost for a family of 4 to attend an NFL game is $444. That high-def experience in the living room is suddenly looking very good.
A suit and beard alone can cost a mall or store Kriss Kringle as much as $3,000.
Porsche, Maserati and BMW are seeing major momentum. But better sales of high-end cars don't necessarily translate to an improved market for other luxury goods.
The central bank will buy more bonds to keep interest rates at ultra-low levels until unemployment drops below 6.5%. A goal is to try to offset any fiscal cliff effects. Stocks churn higher, then fade.
The population of wild horses in the US is hard to manage. Although the thought might be hard to stomach, could using horses for food be a solution?
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