Fiscal Cliff

What's the Fiscal Cliff Deadline?

Tax hikes go in effect December 31, but a deal might have to get done as soon as December 21 to actually pass something to stop it


Most difficult negotiations go down to the last minute—but when it comes to the fiscal cliff, when is the last minute?

Christmas or New Year's Day?

Many White House and congressional officials would like to get a deal before Christmas—ideally by Friday, Dec. 21, the start of this year's long Christmas weekend.