10 Business Stories to Watch For in 2011

For the last two years, the news media has complained about a do-nothing Congress and a broken system. In fact, the 111th Congress, which cast its final vote on Wednesday, will go down as one of the most productive in recent memory. In 2010 alone, it overhauled health care, reformed Wall Street, extended unemployment benefits to record levels and closed the year with a decidedly un-lame "lame-duck" session.

Encore, please?

Making predictions is hard, especially about the future. But here we go anyway -- the 10 stories that will (probably) define 2011:

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Daniel Indiviglio & Derek Thompson

Daniel Indiviglio and Derek Thompson are associate editors at The Atlantic.

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