Senate adjourns without agreement to avert "fiscal cliff"

The Senate adjourned an emergency Sunday session with Democratic and Republican leaders still unable to agree on a compromise that would avert the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Tuesday. Late in the day, talks took a new direction, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opening discussion with Vice President Joe Biden on how to break the deadlock.

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