Conservatives complain, but 'fiscal cliff' deal was a win for them

With warnings about tripping over cans kicked down roads and bungee jumping into abysses, reactions from China to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget deal are colorful – and critical. Read more

With warnings about tripping over cans kicked down roads and bungee jumping into abysses, reactions from China to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget deal are colorful – and critical. Read more

More disputes, and more disruptive ones to the economy, loom despite the fiscal-cliff settlement, an economist writes.

Updated at 12:32 a.m. ET: An agreement to stave off the harshest and most immediate consequences of the fiscal cliff won approval in the House late Tuesday. President Barack Obama signed the law on Wednesday night,

With warnings about tripping over cans kicked down roads and bungee jumping into abysses, reactions from China to the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget deal are colorful – and critical. Read more