The fiscal cliff is looming just ahead. Everyone's talking about it, and it's had the markets somewhat spooked in recent days. What does that mean for investors? In this video, Motley Fool Tech Analyst Andrew Tonner highlights several companies that may stand to be hurt in the short term by this economic issue, but with one major caveat: Many of these companies are sitting defensively on so much cash, that once the fiscal cliff is resolved, we can expect a lot of movement. Tonner tells us where to look, and when to expect it.

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