Markets Fret Over Sanders’ Role As Head Of Budget Committee, Stocks Flat As Investors Brush Off Impeachment Plans

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Topline All the major indexes are once again roughly flat near their record highs as investors continue to eye a Thursday stimulus announcement that should help calm uncertainty over the incoming administration's policy agenda–and what that could mean for stocks. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivers an address on threats to American democracy at George ... [+] Washington University on September 24, 2020.

Getty Images Key Facts Shortly after the market open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up just 14 points, or less than 0.1%, while the S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 0.2% each. Though they were on track for gains, stock futures slipped in the early morning due to some "likely anxiety about the upcoming [administration's] economic agenda," said Vital Knowledge Media Founder Adam Crisafulli, pointing to a late-Tuesday report from the New York Times about the role progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could play in fiscal policy after Inauguration Day.  That's when the progressive senator is set to start heading up the powerful Senate Budget Committee, which oversees the massive federal more...