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December 3, 2012 4:39 PM

No gilding potential loss to Golden State if budget impasse continues

Rudy Ortiz fears falling off the fiscal cliff. The University of California at Merced scientist depends, like many of his colleagues, on federal grants from agencies like the National Institutes of Health. Now, he is nervously watching as automatic federal budget cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 draw closer.

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