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Obama: Debt Compromise Removes 'Cloud of Uncertainty' from US Economy

President Obama has hailed the agreement that temporarily extends the U.S. borrowing limit and ends the partial U.S. government shutdown after 16 days.  Obama said it will begin to lift  a "cloud of uncertainty" hanging over the U.S. economy, which faced a threat of default. Obama spoke after the Senate approved the legislation in a strong bipartisan 81 to 18 vote, but before the House of Representatives was due to vote. "We will begin reopening our government ...

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