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Six odd things US Congress just passed

Last updated on: January 6, 2013 10:08 IST

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The United States averted economic calamity when lawmakers approved a deal preventing huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off the "fiscal cliff" into recession.

The deal is not only about tax cuts, it also includes extensions of some odd provisions.

Let's take a look at some of them.

Source: Business Insider

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Image: President Barack Obama with Vice-President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, DC.
Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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There's a provision extending a tax policy related to Puerto Rican rum.

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Image: A bar in Havana, Cuba.
Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters

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A tax credit for two- and three-wheel electric vehicles.

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Image: An electric tricycle in Barcelona, Spain.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

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Extension of incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel.

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Image: A worker fills a car with diesel in Ahmedabad.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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Extension of some special rules for film and television business.

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Image: Special rules for TV have been extended.
Photographs: Hans Deryk/Reuters

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Extension of seven-year recovery period for motorsport entertainment complexes.

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Image: Recovery period for motorsport entertainment complexes increased.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

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Bill provides market loss assistance for asparagus producers.


Image: Workers sort freshly cut asparagus at a farm near Beelitz, south of Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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