How will the new political realities in the U.S. and the shifting pressure points elsewhere shape business, finance and dealmaking in the year to come? Will President Obama roll to victory with a mandate for change, will he survive a squeaker or will he surrender the White House to a Republican intent on cutting taxes, regulations, government expenditures and abandoning healthcare reform? And what of Congress? Will it remain polarized and divided, or will one party seize control? Will carried interest be carried away? Will M&A finally reignite? These are the subjects that will drive “The Deal Economy 2013: Beyond the Election.” Times have rarely been more uncertain and events have rarely been so fluid. It all starts at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012 at the electronic crossroads of global capitalism and trade: the New York Stock Exchange.