PATASKALA, Ohio - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says businesses can deal with bad news — it's uncertainty that they struggle with. The GOP front-runner on Wednesday said policies from the past two years under President Barack Obama have contributed to more uncertainty and deepened the effects of the recession.

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Romney made the comments on manufacturer's factory floor. The stop in Pataskala (puh-TAS'-kuh-luh) is part of his broader strategy to focus more on the general election race — and Obama — than the GOP primary contest.

While there, Romney declined to comment on the debt limit negotiations in Washington, only saying that he favored a "cut, cap and balance" approach to federal spending, which means cutting and capping spending and passing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.