In the midst of negotiations with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner proposed what he calls "Plan B." But it's sure to be dead on arrival when it reaches the Senate. We hear how compromise on the "fiscal cliff" is dominated by philosophical differences, political mistrust — and personal antipathy. Also, the New York Stock Exchange is sold, and the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve.
Banner image: Speaker John Boehner and Republican leaders hold a press conference as they work with the White House to find a balanced solution to the "fiscal cliff." December 18, 2012. Official Photo by Bryant Avondoglio