How will the fiscal cliff compromise bill affect you?

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By Shira Schoenberg | | January 3, 2013 With all the discussion about the compromise bill that President Barack Obama signed into law averting the so-called “fiscal cliff,” how will the bill impact you? Here are a few scenarios. The Unemployed In November, the state Division of Unemployment Assistance notified 45,000 Massachusetts residents who were receiving federal extension benefits that […]

No single cause in state’s economic slowdown


By Megan Woolhouse | The Boston Globe | December 7, 2012 Governor Deval Patrick blamed political gridlock in Washington and the so-called fiscal cliff as a “direct cause” of the economic slowdown that has tamped state tax collections and created a $500 million budget shortfall. But economists say other factors deserve more blame. A weak […]

Pushed to edge of ‘fiscal cliff,’ small business owners worry about potential tax increase for high earners


By Shira Schoenberg | | November 28, 2012 Joshua Golden is not going to be devastated by a tax increase. But he is reconsidering buying a new condominium in Boston. He is holding off on hiring new agents for his real estate business. He wonders if he will have less money to spend on […]

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