What Could a 'Cliff Dive' Do to the Economy? Plainly a “cliff dive,” for an extended period of time, would have a devastating effect on our economy. Our friends at Credit Suisse estimate a worst case impact of a -3.8% fiscal drag on nominal GDP growth next year and a best case drag of -0.9 … Continued

Former Fed Economist Warns of Cliff Jumping Hazards The former chief economist of the Federal Reserve Board has a message for folks who would consider jumping off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year: Don't do it. David Stockton served as the Fed's chief economist from 1991 to 2011 and he warned of … Continued

Pelosi: Read My Lips, Cliff Jumping Is Really Bad At least one Democratic House member is saying that it wouldn't be the end of the world if the country goes off the fiscal cliff, but that's certainly not a tune being sung by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelsoi. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., told The … … Continued

Cliff jumping: Local professor puts Fiscal Cliff into perspective Cliff jumping: Local professor puts Fiscal Cliff into perspective. By Marthe Stinton, mstinton@starlocalnews.com. Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 3:53 PM CST. Now that the election has passed and government officials are putting their noses back … Read more on Little Elm Journal Froma Harrop: At the … Continued

Looming 'fiscal cliff' makes election friction look tame Meanwhile, taxes will jump across the board. Ninety percent of Americans will see their taxes go up, with those in middle-income brackets facing hikes of roughly $ 2,000 a year, according to a report by the Tax Policy Center. Plunging suddenly over this … Read more on … Continued

Meet the fiscal cliff-divers, who think jumping off could be our best bet The very notion of a “fiscal cliff” suggests that the country is approaching a calamitous drop-off at the end of the year — and it would be tantamount to suicide to jump off. Colombian cliff diver Orlando Duque launches off a 78-foot … Continued

Sonar, divers join search for football player Jacob Logan COPPELL, Texas (AP) – Searchers will add sonar and a dive team to the effort to find a standout suburban Dallas high school football player who disappeared while diving from cliffs into a lake. Officials say the additional resources are being added … Read more on … Continued

Jamie Dimon on the Fiscal Cliff US business leaders have expressed extreme concern about the “Fiscal Cliff” and their efforts to prompt action from lawmakers continue. On Thursday, 15 members of The Financial Services Forum, a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization … Read more on Live Trading News IMF: Global economic slowdown is getting … Continued

Defying gravity, fear and wisdom, cliff divers end the Red Bull World Series … It's the best cliff divers in the world versus gravity; they twist and flip 27 metres through the air and hit the water three seconds later at 85kph. Three years after its inception, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series has … Continued

Crews search for Dallas-area football standout after cliff diving disappearance COPPELL, Texas — Grief counselors are at a North Texas school after a standout high school football player disappeared while diving from cliffs into a lake. Search crews today resumed looking for the body of 17-year-old Jacob Logan, a wide receiver … Read more on … Continued

Norway Base Jumping Accident Digital Daily – subscribe to our daily newsletter. As the host looked-on, Henrikson spun around the bar before the jump. That's when the bar broke! Henrikson's quick reflexes saved him though. He almost hit the cliff but managed to open his parachute! Read more on Indiana’s NewsCenter

Extreme Danger – Unstable Cliffedge Image by theteadrinker …then I saw this sign… (IMG_8770_f) Extreme anglers at 600ft But the North-East coast has become a favourite spot for Britain's bravest anglers who think nothing of abseiling 400ft down sheer cliffs with a rod strapped to their backs just to reach the perfect spot to catch … Continued

Hunt claims Cliff Diving crown Gary Hunt is crowned the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion for 2012 after winning a thrilling final battle with rival Orlando Duque. 02/10/12. Ministers lay blame for Jones comments (Video Thumbnail). Up next… Defiant Jones back on air … Read more on Brisbane Times IRS Could Buy Time … Continued

Electrifying cliff dives in Wadi Shab The finale of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship 2012, held here in Oman for the first time in the Middle East, was indeed a blowout for the estimated 5,000 people who converged on the Sultanate's very own Grand Canyon at the weekend. Read more on Oman Daily … Continued

It Looks Nearly Certain That Manufacturing Is Now In Recession In the present case, one potential culprit is the "fiscal cliff," which must be factored into business decisions as to ordering and building early next year. Do we really have confidence that this Congress and this President will not repeat the debt … Read more … Continued

Coastal Bend youth sports calendar: 12.20.10 Tournaments, teams, leagues and more Read more on Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The Americas: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice Readers pick their favourite destinations in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more on Daily Telegraph

Drew Stanton plays well, but Lions drop another close one The Lions held a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter Sunday but gave up a fourth-quarter touchdown and couldn’t get their defense off the field at the end the game and fell to the Bears, 24-20. Read more on Detroit News

Teen missing after North Shore lake jump A teenage boy is missing and a second has back injuries after jumping from cliffs above a popular quarry on Auckland’s North Shore lake this afternoon. Read more on Stuff

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Swim: Wolves have some big flippers to fill in pool South Kitsap looks to replace departed talent with promising youngsters Read more on Port Orchard Independent

Fabregas agony while Wenger rages against ‘useless’ system Three days after a humiliation at home to their greatest enemies, Arsenal’s much-changed side found themselves between a rock and a hard place at Braga’s extraordinary stadium last night. They not only failed to secure the draw required to reach the second stage of the Champions League … Continued

Week 6 Fantasy Basketball Planner What do you need to know about the upcoming scoring period? Which schedules are more favorable for Fantasy play? Our Sergio Gonzalez breaks down everything Fantasy Hoops in his latest Planner. Read more on CBS Sports

DEEP DISH: All the news that’s fit to eat PRASAD STRIKES AGAIN Prasad Chirnomula is in a state of perpetual growth. I first met the charming, Indian-born chef at Thali in Westport back in 2005; shortly thereafter, he took a tour of New Haven, a town he barely knew but which peaked his interest, and … Continued

Caribbean holidays: 20 of the best Fred Mawer selects the best Caribbean escapes for beaches, food, history and hideaways. Read more on Daily Telegraph

College Football: Oregon Stays Perfect, Barely While Auburn, TCU, Stanford and Ohio State Win, LSU and Wisconsin Win Big Read more on CBS News

Newton has big day as Auburn defeats Georgia Auburn, Ala. — Cam Newton responded to all those allegations of wrongdoing with another brilliant performance Saturday, passing for two touchdowns and running for another to lead No. 2 Auburn into the Southeastern Conference championship game — and another step closer to playing for the national title. … Continued

Derek Jeter: The Cold Hard Truth and the New York Yankees Shortstop Recently, I wrote a column about Derek Jeter and the speculation about his contract status (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/510665-derek-jeter-the-ridiculous-stupid-clueless-speculation-continues). Read more on CBS Sports

Sheriff switches Coastside command There’s a new Sheriff in town … well, actually she was already in town. Read more on Half Moon Bay Review

Slumping Rangers turn to Cliff Lee to extend Series ARLINGTON, TEXAS — The Rangers are counting on Cliff Lee to keep the San Francisco Giants from celebrating a World Series championship deep in the heart of Texas. Read more on Asbury Park Press

Hydrogen powered car leaves Bristol for Arkansas Professor Cliff Ricketts preferred the fuel efficiency of a 1994 Toyota Tercel when compared to other used cars. That’s why he gutted its gas tank and fuel lines in favor of water tanks and solar cells. Read more on PhysOrg

Coastal Bend youth sports calendar: 11.01.10 Things to do around the Coastal Bend Read more on Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sports digest: Oakland A’s Cliff Pennington has surgery Oakland shortstop may be limited in spring training after procedure on his non-throwing shoulder but expects to be fully ready by April 1 season opener. Read more on San Jose Mercury News

Route 66 Realtors Expansion Called Leap of Faith When asked how she made the decision to expand her Route 66 Realtors agency, when all around her people are saying the real estate market is in the tank, Monica Barrow points to a picture propped against her office wall. Read more on The Missourian

AT&T activates a record 5.2 million iPhones With Verizon expecting to start selling its own iPhone any day now, the effect on AT&T won’t be a gradual slowdown, it’ll be more like a massive cliff dive. read more Read more on TG Daily

SATURDAY CLOCKWATCH 1655: Elsewhere in the top flight, Birmingham have beaten Blackpool 2-0, Sunderland have held on for a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa and Wigan have drawn 1-1 with Bolton. Read more on Sporting Life

Cliff Lee strikes out 13 in latest playoff gem as Rangers beat Yankees 8-0 for 2-1 ALCS lead NEW YORK – Pitching in the postseason is supposed to be stressful. Cliff Lee is making this all look so easy. Read more on CBS Sports

Yankees rally to take early lead in ALCS ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — The New York Yankees are already making it look like the 1990s all over again for Texas. Alex Rodriguez scooted home soon after his two-run single that nearly was a double-play grounder, and the Yankees rallied for five runs in the eighth … Continued

Postseason.TV puts fans into playoff action Postseason.TV puts fans into playoff action Read more on Texas Rangers

Kadena captain dies after scuba diving at popular dive spot Capt. Amy Brown, a medical readiness flight commander with the 18th Medical Support Squadron, reportedly lost consciousness about 1:30 p.m. after surfacing at the popular dive spot near the Kadena Air Base’s front gate, according to an 18th Wing news release. Read more on Stars … Continued

Rangers report: Notes, quotes Ian Kinsler hit a solo homer in the third inning to give the Rangers the lead]] Read more on CBS Sports

Paralyzed man overcomes ‘amazing odds’ to help others When he was 19, a cliff-diving accident left Dan Cummings of Hyde Park paralyzed from the neck down, and doctors… Read more on Boston Herald

More College Football Features: Ex-Big East foes Kelly, Wannstedt square off again SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly’s address has changed and so have his players. The style, though, is much the same now that he’s at Notre Dame. Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt knows what to expect Saturday when his Panthers meet the Fighting … Continued

Josh Hamilton Shouldn’t Be Hurt by Injury in M.VP. Bid The idea that the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton’s recent injury should keep him from winning the American League Most Valuable Player award ignores powerful precedents. Read more on New York Times

Just going for a dip! Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 competition kicks off with jaw-dropping images (and not a … A daredevil seabird swoops over a cliff in a kamikaze-like dive – taken by a photographer Andrew Parkinson who is scared of heights. Read more on Daily Mail

Rivera powers Angels past Rangers in 11 innings Josh Hamilton says he’s ready for the playoffs after an uneventful return to the Texas Rangers’ lineup. The AL MVP candidate was hitless in three plate appearances Friday night and played six innings in center field in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Juan Rivera … Continued

Body of cliff diver recovered in northern Arizona PHOENIX (AP) — Northern Arizona authorities have recovered a body from the Blue Ridge Reservoir and it’s believed to be a man seen jumping off a cliff last weekend. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says the man dove off a 40-foot to 50-foot cliff Sunday and didn’t … Continued

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