Cliff Talks Stall, but Business Leaders Keep Faith

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Hans Nichols reports that fiscal cliff negotiations have stalled as House Speaker John Boehner brings his "Plan B' tax proposal to a vote. Despite the breakdown in talks, business leaders remain optimistic of a deal getting done following a White House meeting on Wednesday. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."
BOJ Doesn't Need to Ease Policy Further, Smith Says
15:11 - Nicholas Smith, a Tokyo-based strategist at CLSA Ltd., talks about Japan's economy, central bank policy and the yen. The Bank of Japan's main gauge of inflation slowed to zero, as cheaper oil prices counter Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's effort to reflate the economy. Smith speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
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