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11.14.1211:32 AM ET

The Number: 8

It's day 8 of the fiscal cliff 'hostage crisis,' and experts worry that the pending tax increases will trigger another recession. In today's installment of The Number, global business editor Daniel Gross and the Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart sort out the economic truth from fiscal fiction.

It's day 8 of the fiscal cliff 'hostage crisis,' and experts worry that the pending tax increases will trigger another recession. In today's installment of The Number, global business editor Daniel Gross and the Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart sort out the economic truth from fiscal fiction.

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