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  Tevet 13, 5773 , 26/12/12

Obama Cuts Holiday Short to Deal with Fiscal Cliff

President Barack Obama cut his holiday short and headed back to Washington on Wednesday to try to address the "fiscal cliff," a set of tax hikes and spending cuts to take effect next year. Despite weeks of negotiations, Obama has been unable to reach a budget deal with congressional Republicans to slash the deficit and avert the mandatory austerity measures, which could pitch the economy back into recession.

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