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‘Fiscal cliff’ deal closer, Obama, McConnell say

President Barack Obama said Friday evening that progress had been made in make-or-break talks on the fiscal crisis, and he pronounced himself cautiously “optimistic,” as Senate leaders worked furiously on an agreement toward a bill to avert the worst of the economic punch from landing Tuesday.

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  • Headline: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal closer, Obama, McConnell say
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/29/2012
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