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Bush era tax cuts to come to an end

15 November 2010 Last updated at 10:42 GMT

Congress is back in session in Washington DC today for what's termed a "lame-duck" session.

Democrats lost the House in the mid-term elections - but they don't hand over control to the Republicans until next year. Before then the Bush era tax cuts are due to expire - threatening to burden millions of Americans at a time of continued turmoil.

Caroline Hepker has this report.