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No laughing matter. Looks like there is a need for better material…. could this be a contrarian indicator? "Back in May, POLITICO analyzed the press briefings and found that the instances of laughter — as indicated by "(Laughter)" being noted in the official transcript — occurred more than 10 times per day during press secretary Robert Gibbs's briefings. But the laughter has been reduced by half in recent months: In the first six months of the Obama administration, briefings produced an average of 179 laughs per month. Over the past six months, the average has dropped down to 89. " Press Room Laughter Dies Down .

Kim Zussman responds:

Similarly, stocks reversed around the time of the Massachusetts senate regime-change, as attention was moved from center-stage healthcare change and diverted toward the "deficit we need".


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