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Both sides hint at renewed talks on U.S. "fiscal cliff"

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gestures as he is interviewed by Bob Schieffer (not pictured) in Washington, on November 30, 2012 for the December 2, 2012 edition of "Face the Nation" in this CBS handout. REUTERS/Chris Usher/CBS News/Handout

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gestures as he is interviewed by Bob Schieffer (not pictured) in Washington, on November 30, 2012 for the December 2, 2012 edition of "Face the Nation" in this CBS handout. REUTERS/Chris Usher/CBS News/Handout

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gestures as he is interviewed by Bob Schieffer (not pictured) in Washington, on November 30, 2012 for the December 2, 2012 edition of "Face the Nation" in this CBS handout. REUTERS/Chris Usher/CBS News/Handout
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES -...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L, facing camera) meets with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff,"...more

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, December 4, 2012. With a few weeks remaining before the onset of "fiscal cliff," a bipartisan delegation of governors is set to meet Tuesday with Obama and congressional leaders in search of some answers about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgets, which rely heavily on federal aid. From L-R are: Chairman Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Obama, and Vice Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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