Budget Talks Regress Amid Republican Tax Shift

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- House Republicans are planning a vote today on a tax increase for top earners, which they previously labeled as job-killing class warfare. Efforts are deteriorating to avert more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to start in January. Hans Nichols reports on the outlook for House Speaker John Boehner's plan on Bloomberg Television's "Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

Slowest Inflation in Two Years Ratifies Poloz's Pessimism
14:59 - Canada's core inflation rate was the slowest in two years in August, missing even the most bearish forecast, in another blow to the country’s economic outlook. Bloomberg's Greg Quinn reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
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