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Monday, March 4, 2013

U.S. economy hamstrung by Washington's brinksmanship

Alison Brown, chairwoman of Navsys, in her office in Colorado Springs, Colo. Three budget crises ago, when Republicans and President Obama faced off over raising the debt ceiling in early 2011, Alison Brown saw the writing on the wall and slashed her 40-strong workforce in half. And as she feared, her revenues have since plunged.