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  • Storm's Effect on the Capitol Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Storm's Effect on the Capitol

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the storm is bringing Washington, DC to a standstill, as schools and government agencies remain closed.

  • Obama Is Even in TV Ad Race Despite PACs Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    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.

  • CNBC Explains: What Are Payroll Taxes? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Payroll Taxes: What Are They?

    Anyone looking at their paycheck stub and seeing the laundry list of taxes taken out might be saying to themselves 'Why am I paying these and where does all that money go?'CNBC explains

  • 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 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:29 AM ET
    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.

  • Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    Economist Larry Summers expressed optimism about the economy's long-term prospects, telling CNBC that the first step in setting off a "virtuous circle" was to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Romney Pulls Even in Colorado, Trails in Nevada: Polls Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    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.

  • Campaign Mega-Spending Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Campaign Mega-Spending

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

  • Michigan Vote a Test Case on Enshrining the Rights of Unions

    Tired of fighting efforts to roll back union rights in state after state, organized labor is trying a new strategy: going on the offense. The first target is Michigan, the cradle of the UAW and a bastion of union power,  The New York Times reports.

  • Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are spending a combined $26.86 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluges voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

  • ‘No Subtle’ Reaction Expected to Apple Earnings Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:36 PM ET
    ‘No Subtle’ Reaction Expected to Apple Earnings

    Apple earnings and a Microsoft product launch keeps technology names at the forefront Thursday in a market that has been mostly punishing the sector for the last month.

  • Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Poll: What's Your Monthly Saving Goal for Retirement

    Campaign talk about taxes and deficits may have obscured what is arguably the nation’s biggest challenge: breaking out of a decade of income stagnation that has afflicted the middle class and the poor and exacerbated inequality, The New York Times reports.

  • 'Get It Done,' Immelt Tells DC on Fiscal Cliff Fix Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET
    'Get It Done,' Immelt Tells DC on Fiscal Cliff Fix

    GE Chairman Jeff Immelt warns Washington against diving over the "fiscal cliff," telling CNBC on Wednesday that the issue was a needless “distraction” at the wrong time.

  • Fed to Maintain Dovish Stance as Earnings Ruffle Markets Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
    After QE3, Can the Fed Excite Markets This Week?

    Fed officials, huddling in Washington for a second day Wednesday, are likely to be discussing how to tweak policy later in the year. Those changes could include a new way of communicating their low rate policy, and what they will do when their Operation Twist ends in December.

  • Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:14 PM ET
    Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built

    While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care  and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.

  • Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET
    Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate

    The final presidential debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, but the candidates often tried to shift the focus to domestic issues like the economy. And as the debate lurched back and forth around the world, the facts were sometimes taken for a ride.

  • Trump Promises 'Very Big' Political Bombshell Wednesday

    Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.

  • Who Do You Think Won the Final Presidential Debate? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:22 PM ET