Obama, Johnson, Altman's Own Words on Debt Ceiling

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) –- U.S. President Barack Obama, Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, and Roger Altman, chairman of Evercore Partners Inc. and a former U.S. deputy Treasury Secretary, offer their views on the outlook for negotiations between federal lawmakers over the U.S. debt ceiling. This report also contains comments from Laurence D. Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc.; Thomas Mann, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Ajay Rajadhyaksha, New York-based head of rates and securitized research at Barclays Plc; Michael Cloherty, head of U.S. interest rate strategy at Royal Bank of Canada's RBC Capital Markets unit in New York, and Guy LeBas, chief fixed-income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. (Source: Bloomberg)

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