Updated March 29 at 12:29am

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this week’s poll

Did you or your business put significant investments in people, equipment, inventory or services on hold until a resolution of the fiscal cliff issues by Congress and the president?

Yes 34% | 20 votes
No 66% | 38 votes

Early results of Christmas season retail surveys indicate that fears of the country running over the fiscal cliff without a deal on federal taxing and spending held back consumer demand.

There is also fear that companies have been putting off spending pending resolution of the issue. Did you find that to be the case at your business?

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