The Economy & The Fiscal Cliff
• U.S. stocks increase in first day of 2013 trading following "cliff" deal
• With "cliff" deal reached, House members turn attention to Sandy bill
• Despite deal reached, budget fights anticipated over next coming months
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WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said.