By Bernie Becker - 01/08/13 01:20 PM EST
AIG examining whether to join lawsuit against government.
Bank of America rushes out of the mortgage game.
White House was driving force in extending business tax breaks.
State and local governments could add to payrolls in 2013.
Unemployment in European Union zooms past 26 million.
News bites: White House push key for getting wind, other tax breaks into 'fiscal cliff' deal