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US President Barack Obama speaks before Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (3rdR) and other cabinet members during a meeting on November 16, 2012 in Washington,DC. Obama said Friday that Democrats and Republicans needed to make 'tough compromises' in order to overcome divisions over deficit reduction and avoid the fiscal cliff. AFP PHOTO/TOBY JORRIN (Photo credit should read TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks before Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (3rdR) and other cabinet members during a meeting on November 16, 2012 in Washington,DC. Obama said Friday that Democrats and Republicans needed to make 'tough compromises' in order to overcome divisions over deficit reduction and avoid the fiscal cliff. AFP PHOTO/TOBY JORRIN (Photo credit should read TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Fiscal cliff could slow Asian economies

An economics research firm says Asian growth could slow by one percentage point if the U.S. falls off the fiscal cliff.

Fiscal cliff could slow Asian economies

An economics research firm says Asian growth could slow by one percentage point if the U.S. falls off the fiscal cliff.