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  • August Personal Income Up 0.1% & Spending Up 0.5%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer income and spending, and the impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Ballot Box

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

  • 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.

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    A Treasury Department watchdog office said Thursday that 70 federal agencies owed about $14 million in unpaid taxes at the end of last year.

  • President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    A new television ad for Obama blasts Romney for his secretly recorded “47 percent” comments and points out that Romney didn’t mention all of the other taxes that Americans pay, even if they’re not paying federal income tax. But the ad, entitled “Fair Share,” does the same thing to Mitt Romney

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Running  "such an inept, depressing campaign is grounds for dismissal.” Barry Diller says of Mitt Romney during an interview with CNBC.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia.

    Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off their jobs yesterday after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.

    Traditional alliances have shifted, and teachers’ unions have pursued some strange bedfellows among lawmakers who would not appear to be natural allies, The New York Times reports.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney criticized President Obama on Sunday for refusing to meet Israeli Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, accusing the president of distancing the US from an important Middle East ally. The New York Times reports.

  • Romneys Paid $1,935,708 in Taxes in 2011

    CNBC's John Harwood analyzes the Romney's 2011 tax return.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama holds clear leads over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in three more swing states—Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa—according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Stepping up his criticism of Mitt Romney's caught-on-tape moment, President Obama said his Republican rival's comments about voters suggest he doesn't know Americans very well.

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    The only thing that stands in the way of a boom in economic growth is fiscal policy, former Senator Judd Gregg said on Thursday.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the American Legion 94th National Convention on August 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination on August 30.

    Going beyond Mitt Romney's reference to 47 percent not paying federal income taxes, we looked at the rest of the secretly recorded video  and found other instances where Romney’s facts do not always add up.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says he cares about the poor and middle class as he tries to stem criticism over secretly recorded comments that he doesn't worry about the half of the country that doesn't pay federal income taxes.

  • Jack Welch appears on Squawk Box.

    Mitt Romney needs to a lay out a clearer, more encompassing vision of what he will do as president and not get sidetracked by small controversies, businessman and author Jack Welch said.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    President Obama has widened his lead over Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC/WSJ poll. The results come as Romney struggles to explain remarks deriding Obama supporters in a leaked video.

  • Restaurant Growth Outlook Falls

    Restaurant sales are projected to grow 2.8 percent in Q3 versus 3.5 percent one year ago.

  • Mitt Romney

    Amid all the discussion about the political impact of the Mitt Romney secret taping story this week is one unanswered question: Did the person who made the tape commit a crime?

  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a fundraising event earlier this year that “there are 47 percent who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon the government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them.”