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Asian stocks fall amid unease about US budget

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday amid anxiety about impending U.S. government spending cuts and the uncertain outcome of Italy's general election. Oil dropped below $93 a barrel on concern about possible setbacks in all the major economic regions. Japan's Nikkei 225 shed 1.4 percent to 11,502.30 while China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.2 percent to...