McConnell Says Lawmakers `Very, Very Close’ to Deal

Dec. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Cook reports on the latest news regarding the fiscal cliff impasse. He speaks with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Natural Catastrophes Hurting Swiss Re's Profits
51:12 - Swiss Re AG, the world’s biggest reinsurer, said profit fell in the second-quarter as the company paid more for catastrophe claims including earthquakes in Japan and forest fires in Canada. Net income declined to $637 million from $820 million a year earlier, the Zurich-based company said in a statement on Friday. That beat the $605 million average estimate of nine analysts in a Bloomberg survey. Chief Financial Officer David Cole discusses with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "The Pulse."
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