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Washington’s precarious fiscal-cliff stalemate. Photograph by Steven Puetzer

Washington’s precarious fiscal-cliff stalemate. Photograph by Steven Puetzer

JPMorgan: Fiscal Cliff Slow-Walking Feeds Stock Market Volatility

Volatility has returned to U.S. stocks since the presidential election, and it’s partly Washington’s fault as the fiscal-cliff stalemate makes investors more and more skittish, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. And even bigger swings may be on the way...

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Photograph by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

S&P 500 At 5-Year High May Be Signaling Obama Win

Wagers on President Barack Obama ’s re-election rose last week to a 16-month peak, according to the online prediction market Intrade. At the same time, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index advanced to the highest level since 2007. Capital Economics senior U.S. economist...

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A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange.

Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange.

Forget About Unemployment Rate — S&P 500 Bigger Nov. 6, Study Finds

No matter what the unemployment rate is, a president is more likely to be re-elected if the stock market rose on his watch, according to a study by four university professors. The report by Robert Prechter and Deepak Goel of...

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