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    Markets Plunge as Trump Struggles With Health Care Overhaul

    The economy needs to stay healthy too. Yesterday was the worst single day for U.S. stock markets since November’s election, as President Donald Trump seemed to be stumbling in his first big legislative fight. While markets had been rallying, buoyed by the prospect of deregulation and a pro-business budget, the president’s difficulties corralling GOP lawmakers to pass Trumpcare are worrying investors: Will he have trouble passing the legislation they want? Meanwhile, Trump threatened Republicans with “political problems” if they continue to defy him over the unpopular bill.

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