‘Fiscal cliff’ raises alarm for IMF chief

More in GOP softening on tax rates, senator says

Posted: December 10, 2012 at 12:43 a.m.

President Barack Obama (right) and House Speaker John Boehner met privately Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the impeding “fiscal cliff.”

With just three weeks left for White House and congressional negotiators to avoid a fiscal crisis, central figures Sunday mixed cautious words of optimism with dire warnings about what a failure to act might mean.

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