News Headline Summary

US Treasury secretary Geithner says budget deal can be reached within several weeks

Says:
- Good meeting today between Obama and Congress leader
- Tone was very good in today's deficit meeting
- Deal to avert fiscal cliff is within 'out grasp'

Update details:

- These comments follow earlier ones from US House Speaker Boehner who said talks with US President Obama were constructive and he outlined a framework with Obama.

Print 21:00, 16 Nov 2012 - Economic commentary - Source: Newswires