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Trump’s acceptance of a short-term deal to suspend the debt ceiling and keep the government running could complicate some already contentious policy debates set for this year.
Lawmakers face key deadlines in September, and the political uncertainty is likely to drive increased market volatility.
What’s next for health care policy? Here are some questions and answers about the current situation in Washington and potential implications for investors.
Here’s a brief update on four key issues in Washington that investors should be keeping an eye on as we move into the second half of the year.
As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in office, Michael Townsend, Schwab’s vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives, share their observations.
As members of Congress return to Washington after a two-week recess, they are confronted with an all-too-familiar crisis: the prospect of a government shutdown.
How has a government shutdown affected the stock market? Compared with other events, previous shutdowns have barely moved stock prices.
Republicans’ failure to pass health care reform raises questions about when—and whether—they can overhaul the tax code.
A deal that suspended the limit on Treasury debt is set to expire, setting up a potential fight in Congress later this year.
The president struck an optimistic tone in his first address to Congress, but the hurdles facing his key policies remain.
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