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CEOs from some of the world's biggest companies are wading into the debt-limit debate and calling on lawmakers to cut through the deadlock currently gripping the nation's capital. Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld accused lawmakers of acting like children, while Starbucks chief Howard Schultz posted an open letter declaring himself "utterly disappointed by the level of irresponsibility and dysfunction" on display in Washington.

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