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Through the first six months of the Obama administration, campaign promises were largely moved to the back burner while all available resources were devoted to an economy spiraling further and further into recession. Now that the country has lifted itself out of the recession and a recovery, albeit a fragile one, is underway, Washington has resumed battling over proposed social overhauls. While health care reform has been the primary focus (and the source of the most heated conflicts), climate change initiatives have been making steady progress as well. [click to continue…]

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Bickering between Democrats and Republicans is nothing new, an American tradition right up there with apple pie, baseball, and fireworks on the 4th. Even on issues that would seem to lend themselves towards a consensus resolution, the two parties have found ways to create disagreements, allowing them to play to the American public and paint their opponents as unreasonable or unconcerned politicians. With signs that the economy is finally beginning to turn (even if it is only the beginning of a long and slow journey back), Congress has turned its attention to clashes that had been tabled and neglected as they battled over bailouts, stimulus plans, and other economic measures. As they slowly turn their attention away from the crisis that has consumed the first half of the year, two issues appear to be taking center stage: healthcare and energy.

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As the ETF industry has exploded on to the scene in recent years, sponsors have aggressively launched funds in an attempt to gain market share. While many of these new ETFs have attracted sufficient investor funds to justify continued operation, some have failed to garner a level of investment necessary to support an active, liquid market […]

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