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  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    Most everyone has an opinion on who will win the presidential election next week, but in all the prognostication one question has gone mostly overlooked: What if no one wins?

  • Despite Sandy's Wrath, Officials Vow Election Is Still 'Good to Go'

    The election of 2012 will be held on Tuesday, come hell or high water.  It’s just that local election officials didn’t think that expression would come so literally true in the days leading up to Election Day.

  • Sandy's Potential Effects on American Voters

    Dominic Dyer, executive director of the American European Institute, tells CNBC that although it is unlikely Sandy caused many Americans to change which presidential candidate they will vote for, he would not be surprised if the storm produces a lower voting turnout among Democrats.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    President Obama narrowly leads Mitt Romney in three battleground states less than a week before the election, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Eaton CEO Calls for Bipartisanship to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

    On fears the looming tax increases and budget cuts could affect business, Eaton CEO Sandy Cutler calls on policymakers to act.

  • Obama and Christie Make Unlikely Traveling Companions

    No one's calling it a "campaign" event. But the presidential campaign took an unexpected tack Wednesday as President Barack Obama flew in a helicopter — with Republican nemesis Chris Christie — to inspect storm damage in battered New Jersey.

  • Vote of Confidence?

    Discussing how people in some of the towns devastated by the storm are going to vote, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Cuomo: We Haven't Felt Punch Yet

    Governor Andrew Cuomo, (D-NY), says the bill for the storm damage ultimately gets paid for by the federal government, adding that New Yorkers haven't felt the worse of the storm just yet.

  • President Obama: 'This is a Serious Storm'

    President Obama delivers a statement from the situation room, cautioning the millions in Hurricane Sandy's path that the storm should be taken seriously.

  • Obama Is Even in TV Ad Race Despite PACs

    Despite repeated warnings from President Obama that unrestricted donations from conservatives to outside groups would swamp them, the White House and its allies are at least holding their own, The New York Times reports.

  • In Middle of a Messy Election, a Nightmare Makes Landfall

    Add one more potential horror to the nightmare political scenarios:  a freakish two-in-one storm that could warp an election that's been two years and $2 billion in the making.

  • Obama Better for Bonds, Romney for Stocks: Investors

    The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.

  • Market Outlook: Investors Bracing for More Than One Big Storm

    As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.

  • Yoshikami: Invest Assuming Higher Taxes

    Debates, rhetoric, promises, etc. etc. It's the season for politics and words are flying around with little accountability. Each party accuses the other of misstatements and statistics are being interpreted by both parties for their best interests, it’s a difficult deciphering process for voters.

  • Which Candidate Is Better for Gold?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on pace to raise more than $1 billion with their parties by Election Day, according to financial disclosures filed by the campaigns, The New York Times reports.

  • Seeking Opportunity in Volatile Markets

    Pimco's Neel Kashkari discusses the likelihood America falls off the fiscal cliff and what investors can do to insulate themselves against a potential economic catastrophe.

  • How to Rise Above the Fiscal Cliff

    "If we don't do something about the fiscal cliff...we're looking at an overwhelming likelihood of serious recession, and we're looking at a real threat to national security," said Lawrence Summers, Harvard University professor, on what needs to be done to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls

    Romney has pulled even with Obama in the battleground state of Colorado, but continues to trail narrowly in Nevada, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Romney or Obama, Who'd You Rather?

    President Obama and Governor Romney have been talking almost nonstop about the importance of women: women's rights, women in the workplace, choice, salaries, flextime, small business, motherhood, hairspray, the pros and cons of Latisse - Now women are talking back.

  • Campaign Mega-Spending

    The battle for a 4-year stay at the White House has an enormous price tag, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.