With President Barack Obama elected to a second term and Congress still divided focus turns to the budget battle embodied by the fiscal cliff.
Attention now turns to the "fiscal cliff", $600 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes forced on an already limping economy, if the Republicans and the Democrats do not find common ground by the December 31st deadline.
Time and patience are running out, Wall Street tumbling over two percent in the biggest fall since the summer. And Main Street is growing weary as well.
In this partisan environment, though, moving forward is easier said than done.