Gridlock in Washington, D.C., Eliminates an Element of Uncertainty

The Dow jumped 500 points following the midterm elections, despite a growing political divide in the country and talks of investigating the president. Find out why Wall Street could keep marching forward while D.C. grinds to a halt.

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