Dowd: Congress Rated As Low As UsedCar Salesmen

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg View Columnist Josh Barro, Bloomberg Political Analyst Matthew Dowd, Peter Cook and Trish Regan give their final thoughts on President Obama's interview. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Interview with the President: A Bloomberg Exclusive." (Source: Bloomberg)

Why Earnings Should be the Focus, Not Volatility
56:26 - Since its April low, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index -- a gauge tracking U.S. equity swings -- has climbed 25 percent through Thursday, beating similar indexes for other asset classes, Bloomberg Tradebook highlighted in a note. While still much lower than at previous peak levels, the VIX’s average this year is the highest since 2011 amid concern over global growth, the timing of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases and lackluster earnings. AllianceBernstein Portfolio Manager Mark Phelps discusses market volatility with Bloomberg's Mark Barton on "The Pulse."
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