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October 19, 2018
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Split Congress likely midterm result, analysts say
Split Congress likely midterm result, analysts say
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Republicans will likely keep control of the Senate, while Democrats take over the House as a result of upcoming midterm elections. However, there remains a viable path for the GOP to keep control of Congress.
CNBC (10/19),  National Review (10/18),  Politico (10/18) 
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The Business & Politics Poll
Is the US doing enough to address climate change?
The US government is not doing enough to address climate change, according to most of the participants in this week's Business & Politics Poll. Nearly 7 in 10 respondents answered "No" to this week's question, compared with 1 in 4 who said they support the government's efforts. A Morning Consult poll conducted over the summer showed voters in general had little faith in government and somewhat more faith in business to address this issue effectively. New poll coming Monday.

No  68.81%
Yes  24.49%
No opinion  4.20%
None of the above/other  2.50%
Data Points
Chinese growth hits lowest rate since financial crisis
Chinese growth hits lowest rate since financial crisis
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Chinese economic growth declined to 6.5% in the third quarter from 6.7% in Q2, as an intensifying trade conflict with the US began to affect Chinese companies. The Q3 growth rate is the lowest China has experienced since the financial crisis.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (10/19),  BloombergQuint (India) (10/19) 
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Picture of the Week
Picture of the week
A Sears store in Panama City, Fla., is left in shambles after Hurricane Michael. The retail giant filed for bankruptcy this week. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Clarity is the antidote to anxiety, and therefore clarity is the preoccupation of the effective leader. If you do nothing else as a leader, be clear.
Marcus Buckingham,
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