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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 9:21am
CNN — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a fiscal cliff deal early Tuesday.
The proposal passed in an 89 to eight vote.
The Senate package would keep the expiring Bush-era tax cuts in place for individuals earning less than $400,000 or couples making less than $450,000.
And unemployment insurance would be extended for a year for some two-million people.
The legislation now heads to the House for final approval.