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Major US markets calm despite adverse global events

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While it's difficult to make a short-term killing in a market like this, somnambulistic prices aren't necessarily a bad thing for long-term investors who have already benefited from the extraordinary run-up of the bull market since 2009.

New York

THERE has been no shortage of market-moving business and economic news this year. But for the overall US stock market, none of it has really seemed to matter.

Crises have come and gone, yet the US market has remained astonishingly calm.

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