3 Key Events From the Past Week

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In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, financial-sector analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson take a look at three can't-miss stories from the past week.

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The article 3 Key Events From the Past Week originally appeared on Fool.com.

Alison Southwick has no position in any stocks mentioned. David Hanson owns shares of Annaly Capital Management and Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Markel. The Motley Fool recommends Markel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Markel. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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