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  • American healthcare reform

    An Urban Institute study estimates that 3 percent of Americans younger than 65 -- about 7.3 million uninsured -- will be required to purchase coverage on their own or pay a penalty

  • Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    The surprise speaker at the anointing  of Mitt Romney wound up surprising the GOP presidential candidate's camp and the millions who watched, including Ann Romney. Clint Eastwood also ignited the Twittersphere with his one-way conversation with an invisible President Barack Obama.

  • Presidential nominee Mitt Romney

    Did Mitt Romney make the economic sale at the Republican National Convention? Did he convince people who are living at the margin or unemployed and discouraged that he has the answers to the economy? "Frankly, I don’t think so," CNBC's Larry Kudlow says.

  • Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney.

  • The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, is showing some similarities to the 1980 contest between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

  • It’s time to start talking about real fiscal policies and stop relying on the Federal Reserve to fix the country's problems, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

  • At this point in the convention, you’d expect the delegates to be hoarse from screaming too much. That much is not surprising. But there have been a few unexpected moments and the press has missed a few things and overreacted at others.

  • The CEO of the world's largest advertising company, Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC he believes President Obama will be re-elected, even though GOP vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is impressive.

  • A Republican victory in the U.S. Presidential Elections would be a good thing for markets, says Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer.

  • Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., republican vice-presidential nominee, addresses the Republican National Convention in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

    Vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan gave a powerful acceptance speech that elicited repeated standing ovations. CNBC's Larry Kudlow gave him high marks for his delivery but was disappointed by his "somewhat muddled" economic growth solutions.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan.

    Seizing the spotlight, Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall, and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

  • Many of the players and parts are obvious; local leaders, governors and members of Congress, CEOs, friends of the candidate, family members. What stands out are  the Main Street Americans, everyday people, making cameo appearances. Here's how they get picked.

  • U.S. Sen. Rob Portman speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention.

    Sen. Rob Portman  told  the GOP convention that President Barack Obama hasn't done anything about China's unfair trade practices because he needs China to keep buying the bonds that finance the growing U.S. deficit.

  • While many folks tend to tune out the political conventions, investors have been known to take notice and usually cast their monetary votes with the Republicans.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the keynoter, spoke last. But the message of Ann Romney, who spoke before him, carried more significance for the prospects of her husband, Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney joins his wife, Ann Romney on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    Republicans  nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

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    The United States has produced one of the most successful economic stories in human history. The Global Post explains.

  • Ann Romney wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    In front of a spirited crowd  that  packed the Tampa Times Forum, Chris Christie gave a solid speech which echoed Mitt Romney's programs consisting of substantial budget cuts, tax cuts, and entitlement reform.

  • Mitt Romney gives speech in NH as he sweeps states

    For Mitt Romney, the road to the GOP presidential nomination began with a family tradition of public service and then came the Olympics.

  • US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kisses his wife Ann upon arriving in Tampa, Florida.

    Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy. But with New Orleans waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, no one knows how grand the party will be.