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Obama meets with small business owners to discuss fiscal cliff

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US President Barack Obama greets wellwishers during a shopping trip to One More Page Books on Small Business Saturday, which promotes shopping at local small businesses, in the Falls Church neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, on November 24, 2012. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

At the White House today, a group of 15 small business owners from the retail, health-care I.T., transportation and construction sectors are meeting with President Obama to discuss their concerns about the fiscal cliff. 

Tomorrow he'll talk with middle-class Americans to talk about how a tax increase would affect them.

It's a change in strategy for the White House. During last year's budget negotiations, the President met mostly with lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner.

For more on this we're joined by Damian Paletta of the Wall Street Journal.

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