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In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, photo, Traders Patrick McKeon, left, and Joel Lucchese work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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'Fiscal cliff': Armageddon or just 'eh'?

Some say worries are as overblown as the Y2K computer scare

You've heard the predictions for what happens if the country goes over the "fiscal cliff": The economy will shrink, nervous consumers will stop spending, and the stock market will plunge. But those doomsday predictions are overblown, some professional investors say.


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