Confused by all this talk of a "fiscal cliff" and what it means to you? As lawmakers in Washington try to beat tonight's deadline, here are some answers.
How are the markets reacting? -- U.S. investors were still anxiously awaiting good news out of Washington on Dec. 31 after watching markets edge down for five days in a row. Several European markets were closed for the holiday, but Asian markets were strong on New Year's Eve.
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