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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
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- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
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• 58 percent predict only “modest changes” in legislation that would simplify the U.S. tax code.
• 56 percent “embrace” House Republicans’ view that an increase in the debt ceiling should be matched by spending reductions.
• 52 percent predict only modest changes in spending plans on Capitol Hill.
• 47 percent say recurring fiscal showdowns among lawmakers discourage them from investing in U.S. financial markets.
• 36 percent say U.S. government finances present the “greatest risk” to the world economy.
• 29 percent cite Europe’s sovereign debt crisis; 15 percent cite the slowing Chinese economy.
Source: A Bloomberg survey of 921 investors, analysts and traders who subscribe to the news service, conducted Jan. 17
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