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Congress is getting back to work after a six-week recess. Here’s a look at Washington issues that could affect investors.
Investors may worry about the potential impact of a federal government shutdown on stocks. However, the impact historically has been mixed.
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If approved, the bipartisan congressional agreement to set federal spending caps and suspend the debt ceiling for two years will remove significant uncertainty.
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Bipartisan retirement savings legislation currently moving through Congress stands a real chance at becoming law this year.
On today’s Stock Market Report, Michael Townsend explains the current state of uncertainty surrounding the debt limit and how the markets could react.
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The economic effects of the longest shutdown in history could become more evident as the weeks pass. Should investors be concerned?
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A new Congress gets to work this week. Here are some of the items that could be on the agenda.
A look at historical performance trends.

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