The "fiscal cliff" is the series of automatic US budget cuts and tax increases slated to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers can strike a deal on the budget deficit before year's end. The deadline arose out of a deal to end a prolonged standoff over raising the United States debt ceiling in August 2011. Here is a look at the fiscal cliff, by the numbers.
The fiscal cliff by the numbers
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Students participating in the “Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam competition find words — even raw, emotional words — can heal.
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On darkened Jack Barry Field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “UP: The Umbrella Project” was beautiful and a bit goofy.
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