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1. Markets spooked by uncertainty ahead of presidential election

Global stocks and oil prices fell early Wednesday, after U.S. stocks lost ground on Tuesday as uncertainty increased ahead of next week's presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton's lead has narrowed in the final days of campaigning, with her Republican rival, Donald Trump, even edging narrowly ahead in one national poll. Clinton would be expected to largely stay the course on the economy, while Trump has spoken out against existing trade deals. "There is concern over Trump being unexpected, because the market has really priced in a Clinton win and it hasn't priced in a Trump win at all," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities.

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