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US Fiscal Deal Expected to Clear Congress

Legislation to keep Washington’s chronic fiscal battles at bay through next year’s elections and beyond is expected to get Congress’ final approval by Friday.   The bill sets U.S. government spending levels for two years and raises the borrowing limit into early 2017, avoiding the threat of a partial federal shutdown or a costly U.S. debt default for the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidency.   The House of Representatives approved the measure Wednesday, and the Senate is...

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