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Jobless and Angry: The Politics of Unemployment

As the ranks of independent voters are swelling, a Gallup analysis for DailyFinance reveals that in the last six months, a higher percentage of jobless voters identified themselves as independent than Democrat or Republican at least half of the time. Incumbents, be warned.

The State of the Union
Will Depend on Jobs

During his address Wednesday night, look for President Obama to focus on solutions for problem No. 1: The lack of jobs. Employment growth will determine not just the economy's fate, but also that of the Democratic majorities in Congress -- and possibly of Obama's presidency.

Health-Care Sector Appears to Rally As Reform Chances Dim

President Obama can't be pleased by the loss of a Democratic Senate seat which jeopardizes passage of his cherished health-care reform. The news, however, appears to have fueled a mini stock rally in the health-care and pharma sectors wary of how any reform would affect their businesses. The uptrend is expected to continue.