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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Fiscal cliff

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Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first
In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.
# News you missed
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
# United States
New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks
Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.
# Fiscal cliff
Obama signs 'fiscal cliff' deal into law (with an autopen)
The President puts a firm end to major spending cuts, for now – using a novel (but legally questionable) piece of kit.
# Happy New Year
Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?
European markets are all enjoying a healthy start to the year, while US futures have also welcomed the deal.
# Deal Done
Deal reached to avoid tax hikes for middle-class America
Is that the end of the ‘fiscal cliff’ talk then? Maybe. But the debt ceiling chat is back.
# need to know
The Evening Fix…now with added 1990s Daniel Craig
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Barack Obama
US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline
The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with 2 million added bubbles
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Fiscal cliff
Obama: 'fiscal cliff' agreement in sight but not done
The US President said the solution will come in stages, rather than a ‘grand deal’.
# Fiscal cliff
US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff
If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.
# Fiscal cliff
Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House
Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.
# let's get fiscal
Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…
# Markets
European stocks rise after festive break
Europe’s main stock markets rise as traders focus on whether the United States will avert the 2013 “fiscal cliff”.
# Fiscal cliff
'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.
# Fiscal cliff
What's a fiscal cliff? Let Monty explain...
Mr Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.
# The Naked Truth
Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts
Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.
# Four more years
Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.
# US2012
Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee
The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.