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  • It was back to business for Wall Street Wednesday.  Stocks opened lower as the market got the certainty it craved with presidential election over and returned to the regularly scheduled program of worrying about the economy.

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    Regardless of what they may think of our governmental policies, when foreigners describe “average” Americans, they frequently remark upon our determined positivity. In fact, to the outsider, American rosiness can seem rather naïve, a bit forced and not infrequently annoying.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's election victory comes with an albatross of a prize—an economy beset by a stubborn housing slump and the worst financial crisis in 70 years

  • left/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/chandler_marc_100.jpg110010055lefttruehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalse It is difficult to detect a clear market reaction to the US electoral results.  The US dollar is broadly firmer, but after yesterday's big setback, it seems largely technical in nature.

  • It was back to business for Wall Street Wednesday. U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open as investors worried again about the economy after Sen. Barack Obama's victory in presidential elections.

  • On the day the U.S. welcomed its 44th president, European markets opened lower as the focus returned to the slowing economy. CNBC's experts weigh in on what Democratic candidate Barack Obama's victory means for the markets and the economy going forward.

  • While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • While the celebrating started in Chicago and elsewhere, here in the ballroom at McCain headquarters the crowd wasn't aware that the major networks had declared Barack Obama the next President.

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

    In his run to win the presidency, Barack Obama spoke extensively of reversing the Bush administration's economic plans and taking the country out of recession.

  • First we had Hank Williams, Jr. come out on stage at the McCain party and, frankly, give a great little unplugged concert. One song he sang was, "I Walk the Line," telling the audience that June Carter Cash was his godmother.

  • Where does the future of Health Care lie? In an Obama or a McCain administration? Which is the better option for Americans? Watch the accompanying videos to see what experts say...

  • A huge cheer went up in the ballroom at McCain headquarters as former Lousiana Gov. Buddy Roemer announced Louisiana went for McCain.

  • Analysis - Election 2008

    The Dow was up, the polls were full, and there's a lot at stake in this election. CNBC analysts weigh in on the election.

  • As Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) leads in electoral votes, according to NBC News, CNBC asked the experts their view on the candidate's tax plan.

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    What do you give someone who's just become president? Maybe a big bottle of aspirin!

  • With the race for the White House over and done, what are the best long-term moves going forward?

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

  • 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)

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

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