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Presidential Elections: How do they Affect Stock Market Performance?


Ever since the stock market became a prominent part of the financial world, investors have wondered how presidential elections impact stock market performance. The answer is – it depends. Specifically, it depends on a number of factors, ranging from the political party of the incumbent to whether the current president is in his first or second term. The state of …

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2016: An Election of Surprises

2016: An Election of Surprises

Regardless of who you are voting for this 2016 presidential election, you can’t deny that the race thus far is neck-to-neck. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have a matter of several points between them in the polls. These two candidates can’t be any more different; they don’t see eye-to-eye on anything, whether it be about foreign policy, domestic policy, the …

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Stamp Duty Changes 2016


Wondering how the new stamp duty legislation will affect you? Avant Homes has created an infographic showing the percentage increases that will be enforced from the 1st April 2016. Estimations have revealed that Buckingham Palace would increase by a staggering £28 million if this famous landmark was to be purchased as a second home or buy to let property. via …

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Retirement, the Election and You


In one of the most uncertain General Elections in decades, with the a complete change to the entire landscape of British politics and culture, many people are still undecided on who to vote for. My Retirement Options want to help you decide which political party should get your vote: based on the policies that could most impact your retirement. Whether …

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Martyn Gerrard at 50 – 50 Facts for 50 Years


From the price of everyday items like bread, milk and petrol through to the cost of a house and what cars were popular at the time, this infographic from London estate agents Martyn Gerrard – celebrating their 50th year – looks back at Britain in 1964 and demonstrates just how much has changed in those five decades. Click through to …

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Infographic: Does the NSA Think You are a Terrorist?


Ever wonder, what is the NSA’s likelihood of having found a terrorist with a positive test result? Well, in the must-see infographic presented by TopComputerScienceDegrees.com, the answer to your question awaits. Brought to you by topcomputersciencedegrees.com

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The Facts About Voter Suppression


The right to vote is under attack. In response to record voter turnout in 2008, we’ve seen an uptick in state legislation aimed to suppress the vote. Voter suppression measures have been introduced in more than 20 states, and recently passed in critical swing states like Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. All of these suppression measures — from voter ID laws, …

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Pocketbook Issues and Presidential Politics


The health of the national economy and personal pocketbook issues are important to the voters who go to the polls in November 2012. We created an infographic to analyze the weight of economic stress that may be felt by voters depending on where they live in the United States. The infographic includes data such as unemployment rates, foreclosure rates and …

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The True Cost of US Military Equipment


This infographic takes a look at the amount of tax payer money that goes into funding specific military equipment ranging from the ‘small’ items to the truly gargantuan in price. The graphic then compare these prices to things that the average American can relate to such as median income, cost of a college education, health insurance, or the price of …

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Value Vote: How Much Are The 2012 Presidential Candidates Worth?


As the presidential election continues to heat up and candidates are weeded out, we look to their bankrolls to learn who has the most cash in the bank, and who’s funding their campaigns. From small donors to large, and donations from men versus women, the numbers may surprise you. Brought to you by creditsesame.com. Brought to you by creditsesame.com

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A Closer Look at the GOP’s 2012 Presidential Primary Candidates


Still undecided on Florida’s GOP Presidential Preference Primary? Sunshine State News brings you a special election 2012 offering:  a graphic at-a-glance representation of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates — Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Brought to you by sunshinestatenews.com. Brought to you by sunshinestatenews.com

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Mitt Romney Digital By The Numbers


Mitt launched his presidential campaign in June of 2011. In just seven months, voters flocked online to support, share, and interact with our digital community. Brought to you by mittromney.com. Brought to you by mittromney.com

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Social Media Good For Democracy?


Twitter, Facebook and Co. – good for teens and the First Amendment? As social media’s popularity grows, so does First Amendment appreciation – yet many teachers don’t believe social media help students learn. Brought to you by knightfoundation.org in collaboration with Column Five Media. Brought to you by knightfoundation.org

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President Obama’s Judicial Nominees


Creating a judicial pool for the 21st Century, one with intellect, fair-mindedness and integrity that resembles the nation that it serves, is a top priority for President Obama and his administration. In fact, the President’s nominations for federal judges embody an unprecedented commitment to expanding the racial, gender and experiential diversity of the men and women who enforce our laws …

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5 Years of YouTube Politics


YouTube, which has quickly become the media site of record, has put together an infographic celebrating five years of political highs and lows. Brought to you by YouTube via Mashable.

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How Educated Are Republican Candidates?


The media enjoys getting a laugh (or twenty) mocking the educational background of recent candidates entering the Republican nomination. So how educated are these candidates really? Here, we break down exactly what degree each possesses… and what their chances for success are. Brought to you by Onlineschools.org.  

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The Debt Agreement Explained in Three Steps


The budget compromise creates a joint committee of Congress, which you might have seen referred to as the “super committee.” This committee is responsible for developing a bipartisan plan for reducing our deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. (That’s on top of about $1 trillion from the down payment that was included in the first phase of …

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Where does our national debt come from?


One of the fundamental things to understand when considering the debate about reducing our national debt is how we accumulated so much in the first place. To explain the impact various policies have had over the past decade, shifting us from projected surpluses to actual deficits and, as a result, running up the national debt, the White House has developed …

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The Weinergate Effect


TweetCongress, a site aggregating tweets from members of Congress, looked at the Twitter activities of Democrats and Republicans from May 9 to June 8, with weekends excluded, and found that tweets from members of both parties are down roughly 30% since Weiner’s lewd photo. Brought to you by tweetcongress.org via Mashable.

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