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The economy's biggest risks

We rounded up the smartest entrepreneurs we know to find out where this recovery stands - and what could go wrong.

'The uncertainty - it's oppressive.'

"The uncertainty -- it's oppressive. Fiscal cliff, Europe, the election, our debt, QE3, health care, to name a few. It's hard to rationalize a big capital expenditure when there are so many external factors beyond my business that can come out of nowhere to throw a wrench into the mix."

  @CNNMoney - Last updated October 18 2012 09:47 AM ET