BENJY SARLIN 1:48 PM EST, MONDAY DECEMBER 31, 2012
President Obama said in a White House a fiscal cliff deal was getting closer, but not agreed to yet.
"Now today it appears that an agreement to prevent this New Years tax hike is within sight," he said. "But it's not done. There are still issues left to resolve but we're hopeful that Congress can get it done. But it's not done."