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Political Uncertainty Hampers Economy

Concern and uncertainty about elections affect the economy, and a researcher says their effect on business has been increasing. Data show stock markets more volatile during election season, while other research shows both consumers and corporate leaders delay purchases, decisions and investments when the path ahead is unclear. But as VOA’s Jim Randle reports, there is some debate about how to gauge the impact that political uncertainty has on the overall economy.

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