As talks drag on between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, many business leaders believe there will not be an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff before the end of the year, according to a new poll by KPMG.

Obama and Boehner reportedly met on Thursday afternoon for about 50 minutes, according to the Washington Post, but remain far apart on the key issues of taxes and spending. Boehner planned to leave for a weekend trip to Ohio with no further meetings on his schedule.

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