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Uncertain outcome of US Senate mid-term elections keeps markets on edge

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) speaking in New Orleans. She is facing off against two Republicans for the senate seat, Rep Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness.

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A HANDFUL of toss-up US Senate races this week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-mid-term election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility.

US investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take