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Fiscal Cliff Deal Cuts Average Workers' Paycheck By $1,000

Fiscal Cliff Deal Cuts Average Workers' Paycheck By $1,000

The tax package that Congress passed in the final hour of New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, but almost every person will still see a hit to their paychecks. That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from... Read More »

Obama Signs Payroll Tax Cut Extension Into Law

Obama Signs Payroll Tax Cut Extension Into Law

By Mark S. Smith WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed the payroll tax cut extension into law Wednesday, notching an election-year victory and rare bipartisan agreement in the continuing partisan battle over jobs, taxes and debt. Read More »

Obama Touting Payroll Tax Cut Extension Deal

Obama Touting Payroll Tax Cut Extension Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will be joined at the White House on Tuesday by taxpayers who stand to benefit from a payroll tax cut extension. Read More »

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax-Cut Fight

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON -- Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Lawmakers were... Read More »

Top Bargainers Announce Payroll Tax Cut Deal

Top Bargainers Announce Payroll Tax Cut Deal

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relieved congressional bargainers say they've reached agreement on compromise legislation extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed through 2012, edging a white-hot political battle a major step closer to finally being resolved. Read More »

Payroll Tax Negotiations Open Amid Optimism

Payroll Tax Negotiations Open Amid Optimism

By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Negotiations to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with both sides optimistic of an agreement despite last year's bitter battles over President Barack Obama's jobs proposals. Read More »

Obama To Unveil Measures To Boost Rural Jobs

Obama To Unveil Measures To Boost Rural Jobs

By Alister Bull (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce fresh steps to boost rural hiring on the second day of a bus tour through the heartland to explain his economic and job policies to anxious voters. Democrat Obama, who began his three-day tour in Minnesota, visits Iowa and will end... Read More »

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