Negotiators see big budget deal on taxes, benefits as out of reach, hopeful on smaller accord

  • Article by: ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 24, 2013 - 5:18 PM

WASHINGTON — Forget a grand bargain. Reaching even a small budget deal will be a challenge when negotiators start meeting next week in an effort to salvage any kind of agreement in the aftermath of this month's shutdown debacle and debt limit crisis.

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