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AAA  Dec. 25, 2012
Top picks for 2013
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Before investors can focus on 2013, they want to know if lawmakers will be able to reach a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” before the Jan. 1 deadline. That’s when tax hikes and across-the-board federal spending cuts are triggered.

It’s with that short-term risk in mind that Barclays Capital released its financial analysts’ top picks for next year. Overall, Barclays expects the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to climb nearly 7 percent to reach 1,525 next year. Here’s a snapshot look at three of its choices.

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