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  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Election Day is only two weeks away, and as John McCain and Barack Obama make their final pitches to “close the deal” with voters, a stunning new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America.

  • It's becoming fashionable now to blame Treasury man Hank Paulson for allowing Lehman to go down and thus for precipitating the credit freeze and stock market plunge of the past month or so.

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    Health care has returned as a central issue in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

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    Democratic candidate Barack Obama has widened his lead over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, propelled by rising voter approval of his personal characteristics and his handling of economic issues, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • As we close in on the presidential election, most polls are showing Obama in the lead, and the Intrade markets currently show Obama with a higher probability of winning the presidency. www.intrade.com)

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

    Barack Obama and John McCain will both pursue the image of a strong leader in troublesome economic times as they meet Wednesday night for their third and final presidential debate.

  • It certainly wasn’t the big-bang across-the-board tax-reform and tax-cut plan that I and others lobbied for. But John McCain’s “Pension and Family Security Plan” unveiled today on the campaign trail does have some solid pro-growth nuggets.

  • Big CEOs (Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman, John Mack from Morgan Stanley and Vikrim Pandit from Citigroup) are all meeting with officials from the Fed and Treasury at this moment to agree on a financial market stabilization initiative.

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

    Earlier this year, independents were a strength for both John McCain and Barack Obama. But as Election Day approaches, independents are sounding more like Democrats than Republicans on the campaign's overarching issue, the reeling economy.

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    When Senator Barack Obama began speaking about the economy on Wednesday, it sounded, at first, as if ghastly news was coming.

  • While the presidential candidates were debating in Nashville on Tuesday night the Asian stock markets were selling off by 10 percent. Earlier in the day the U.S. market plunged by 500 points. These were big-time drops, yet presidential debaters never talk about the stock market. Nashville was no exception.

  • Presidential Debate

    The day after a political debate it seems appropriate to examine just what this presidential campaign means for the TV biz. First, to the debate itself, in which both candidates spent quite a bit of time addressing the plummeting stock market and the financial meltdown, which also surely drove viewers to tune in.

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    Warren Buffett's name was mentioned during last night's debate by both John McCain and Barack Obama as a potential Treasury Secretary, but it seems extremely unlikely Buffett would ever give up Berkshire Hathaway and Omaha and relocate to Washington.

  • Since there should really be no compelling reason to blog or report on Dendreon and Provenge for quite awhile, here's one last hurrah.

  • Financial Crisis

    Governments around the world tried to contain the fast-spreading credit crisis, but stock, bond and commodity markets saw investors bet on a sharp downturn.

  • Barack Obama & John McCain

    The McCain and Obama presidential campaigns traded accusations of mudslinging Monday in the wake of new ads dredging up infamous events from 20, 30, even 40 years ago.