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"Fiscal cliff" struggle prompts Republican infighting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 16:38
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Republicans in the Congress attacked each other on Tuesday over their leadership's "fiscal cliff" offer to Democratic President Barack Obama as a group of governors visited the White House to voice concern about the impact on the states of the year-end tax-and-spending deadline.
 
Boehner sees no progress in "fiscal cliff" talks PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 November 2012 10:26
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House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that "fiscal cliff" talks with the White House had made no substantive progress and criticized President Barack Obama and Democrats for failing to get serious about including spending cuts in a final deal.
 
Obama takes "fiscal cliff" on the road; Republicans stew PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 November 2012 10:25
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President Barack Obama, reapplying his re-election campaign theme of protecting the middle class, heads to Pennsylvania on Friday suggesting that Republicans could spoil Christmas by driving the country over the "fiscal cliff."
 
Geithner set for talks on cliff; senator sees "standoff" PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:45
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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama's chief negotiator in talks to avert the "fiscal cliff," will meet with Congressional leaders on Thursday amid signs that the market-rattling uncertainty about the outcome could go down to the wire.
 
Cracks show in Republican unity on tax rates PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 11:43
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Republican unity against raising tax rates for the wealthy began to show cracks on Wednesday after a conservative congressman said he would back an agreement with President Barack Obama to raise rates on the rich but extend tax cuts for income below $250,000.
 
Andin Bikker (PDR) appeals to government: solve parking shortage in Oranjestad PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 00:02
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Many parking spaces have disappeared temporarily or permanently due to construction in different areas of downtown Oranjestad and it was brought by many people to the attention of the PDR faction in parliament, said the party's leader Andin Bikker.
 
Aruba Tourism Authority expects budget increase of 18 million florin PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 November 2012 00:02
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During the weekly press conference by the AVP party faction in parliament, Juan David Yrausquin shared information on Aruba Tourism Authority's 2013 budget, which was the first government budget to be presented the parliament.
 
Outlook for 2013: economic growth will slightly surpass 5 percent PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:38
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The outlook for 2013 made by the Central Bank of Aruba (The Bank) determined the island's economic (Gross Domestic Product) growth to be 5.1%, according to Finance Minister Mike de Meza. This is surely higher than expected, considering the overall sensitive financial economic situation worldwide.
 
"Fiscal cliff" talks stalled but progress possible PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 November 2012 10:51
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U.S. lawmakers have made little progress in the past 10 days toward a compromise to avoid the harsh tax increases and government spending cuts scheduled for January 1, a senior Democratic senator said on Sunday.
 
McCain says U.N.'s Rice could change his mind over Benghazi PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 November 2012 10:50
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Senator John McCain, a vocal opponent of Susan Rice's possible nomination as Secretary of State, said on Sunday that the U.N. ambassador could change his mind after she explained her statements on the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
 
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