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Policies and regulations that may affect investors.

The economic effects of the longest shutdown in history could become more evident as the weeks pass. Should investors be concerned?
A new Congress gets to work this week. Here are some of the items that could be on the agenda.
How has a government shutdown affected the stock market? Compared with other events, previous shutdowns haven't led to prolonged downturns.
Divided government could make major legislative changes difficult. What’s on Congress’ plate?

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Control of the Senate hangs in the balance, as Democrats defend more seats and Republicans battle history. What does that mean for the policy agenda?
From trade disputes to corporate reporting requirements—the developments we’re watching that matter to investors.
Markets will be watching policy moves by the Trump administration as Congress hunkers down before the mid-term elections.
Congress’ budget deal looks set to take some potential sources of uncertainty off the table for the next few years, but the longer-term problem of the debt remains.
Lawmakers reached an agreement to end the first government shutdown in more than four years, but the deal sets up another showdown in less than three weeks.

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