Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff.
Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff. Abaca Press/MCT
Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on the fiscal cliff. Abaca Press/MCT

Economists: U.S. economy is held back by failure to reach overarching deal

January 04, 2013 7:27 AM