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Though lingering concerns over Fed tapering have weighed heavily on the markets in recent months, this week investors shifted their focus to Congress as they continue to struggle to come to a bipartisan budget agreement. Since Tuesday, the U.S. federal government officially shut down, closing its doors to all “non-essential” operations. ¬†Though equity markets initially rallied following the shutdown, they fell into red territory on Wednesday after disappointing labor-market data provided little comfort during the continued stalemate in Congress [see The Biggest Technical Glitches On Wall Street]. [click to continue‚Ķ]

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