Payroll tax deadlock ends as House caves

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. The breakthrough almost certainly spares workers an average $20 a week tax increase Jan. 1.After days of wrangling that even Speaker John Boehner acknowledged \may not have been politically the smartest thing in the world

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