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  • Could Election Spook Market? Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    As we first told you yesterday, one of the outcomes of this election could spook the market.

  • Why the US Market Rallied Even Before Vote Was Over Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:37 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    The simple notion that this Election Day marked a potential turning point for the economy was enough to boost investors' spirits

  • Democrats hope to solidify their thin leadership in the Senate.  What do the Intrade markets show as the likelihood of a 60 seat or greater majority for the Dems? (www.intrade.com)

  • Global Stocks Stage Rally As US Votes for President Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:45 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Global stock markets rose to a two-week high as investors around the world focused on the US presidential election.

  • World Closely Watching US Election Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Presidential Debate

    The world was riveted by the election drama unfolding Tuesday in the United States, inspired by Barack Obama or simply relieved that—whoever wins—the Bush administration was coming to an end.

  • Carl’s Corner: The Election Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Ahead of the election, you should know Carl Icahn has a few concerns.

  • Trade The Vote: Your Taxes Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    It’s not the sexiest issue but lately it sure turns heads whenever it comes up.

  • Does It Really Matter Who Wins? Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    Will the markets react very differently depending on who wins the White House? You might be surprised!

  • Five Economic Challenges Facing the Next President Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Calling for an economic recovery and making one happen are two very different things. Whoever becomes the 44th US president faces an unenviable task.

  • Two Things Could Rock The Market Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    The data flowing through the pipeline this week may be the most important ever for investors, according to Carter Worth! And two things could rock the market.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, as McCain still fights for the upset win.  What do the Intrade markets show? www.intrade.com)

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse As different as they look, the policies that either Barack Obama or John McCain will pursue are not all that different. Although this sounds like a rather dubious proposition, there is much merit to it.

  • Busch: The End of the Longest Election Ever Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    First up, the end of a two year US political campaign. For the first time in modern political history, we had a state primary occur in the year prior to the election year. In the great wisdom of "Me First", individual states all began to move their primaries forward to enable them to remain relevant in the campaign.

  • Trade The Vote: Insights from Dennis Gartman Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    On Tuesday we’ll decide who’s going to be our next President. And you might want to start preparing now.

  • Stocks Could Get a Short Post-Election Bounce Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Stocks are likely to get a bounce after Tuesday's election, but worries about the economy and credit crisis may limit the rally.

  • McCain on CNBC: Curb Capital Gains Tax Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain says keeping taxes under control is key to economic revival, especially the capital gains tax.

  • Oil's Plunge Unlikely to Slow Push for 'Green' Energy Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 11:51 AM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    The green revolution has ground to a halt with the collapse in oil prices, right? Don't bet on it.

  • Landing The "Big" Job: Lessons From The Campaign Trail Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Amidst it all, it can be quite easy to miss a simple fact: since the start of the primaries, Barack Obama and John McCain have been interviewing for a job.

  • Reagan + Friedman + Keynes Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Back in early 1981, when I went to Washington to work for President Reagan, one of the architects of supply-side economics, Columbia University’s Robert Mundell, visited my OMB budget-bureau office inside the White House complex.

  • Obama Campaign Spending Far Outpaces McCain Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:03 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Senator Barack Obama’s fund-raising juggernaut appears to have slowed dramatically from its record-shattering pace in September, raising $36 million in the first half of October, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission.