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  • President Barack Obama makes a brief appearance at the Democratic National Convention on September 5, 2012.

    Despite mixed economic signals and warnings about the country getting dropkicked into recession, consumer confidence has climbed in parallel with President Obama’s surge in the polls over Mitt Romney, The Fiscal Times reports.

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    Attorneys who represent whistleblowers have made millions as the Obama administration cracks down on corporate fraud, and are now donating heavily to the president’s re-election campaign. The New York Times reports.

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    Here’s a cheat sheet of which names are mentioned most often for getting three of the most important jobs that will also be up for grabs on Nov. 6.

  • GOP's Strategy for Success

    Reince Priebus. RNC chairman, discusses what's at stake ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate, and shares the Republican's plan to restore the economy, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Screen capture shows the second presidential debate between American president Gerald Ford and challenger governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia, San Francisco, California, October 6, 1976. Carter went on to win by a narrow margin.

    Despite the hours of practicing,  presidential debates often turn on unplanned zingers, gaffes or gestures that speak volumes. Here's a look at some of the best and worst exchanges.

  • Mitt Romney

    With their candidate fading in the polls as the debates approach, party operatives focus on tactical corrections, but fail to grasp that the basic GOP message—lower taxes, deregulation and free trade—is unappealing to voters scarred by the Great Recession and corporate abuses.

  • Let's Do Something About the Deficit: Barrett

    Craig Barrett, former chairman of Intel Corp, shares his thoughts on how to fix the long-term problems with the U.S. economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Developing a Climate For Investment

    Craig Barrett, former chairman of Intel Corp, discusses how to develop incentives to keep manufacturing companies in the U.S.

  • Election: Cabinet Maker Name Game

    Some of the most powerful jobs in government may change hands after the November election. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the likely candidates for cabinet-level posts.

  • 'Our Workforce Is Getting Dumbed Down': Barrett

    Craig Barrett, former Chairman of Intel Corp, shares his thoughts on education in American and how to rebuild the system through competition.

  • Former Intel Chairman Shares High Tech Trends

    How do you monetize it, that's the name of the game, said Craig Barrett, former chairman of Intel Corp, sharing his thoughts on the outlook for social media and tech companies. He also explains why he is supporting Mitt Romney.

  • Will Debate Performance Change the Race?

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of the first presidential debate on Wednesday, and discusses what each candidate needs to do to gain ground.

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    As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shooting emails to clients with a similar theme: It's time to start preparing for an Obama victory.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    As the government closes the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, budget analysts have little confidence in either Obama or Romney's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • Offshore wind farm

    President Barack Obama blocked on Friday a privately owned Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns, and the company said it would challenge the action in court.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (C) greets supporters as he enters during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    One of the most surprising things to come out of this election cycle is how little value Mitt Romney appears to have gotten from the big money advantage he was expected to have, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head  Wednesday, but do the face-offs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • Ballot Box

    As politicians hurl mud ahead of the election, investors might do well to ponder what “the economy, stupid” means in 2012.

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    If you ask “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer, it depends.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Nevada, and North Carolina, new NBC News-Wall Street Journal polls show.