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    If a politician in the 2012 election is looking for a way into many a voter's heart, there may be no easier way than to propose a repeal of the alternative minimum tax. But both major parties seem anxious to avoid the issue.

  • There's a number of big issues out there that will have a bearing on the economic well-being of Americans, and voters are beginning to wonder where the presidential candidates stand on some of them.

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    When the Census Bureau said in September that the number of poor Americans had soared by 10 million to rates rarely seen in four decades, commentators called the report “shocking” and “bleak.” Most poverty experts would add another description: “flawed.” The New York Times reports.

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    Oakland University's students, anxious about their post-college job prospects, are eager to hear what the GOP candidates have to say on Nov 9.

  • These are the rules of the road for the Republican presidential debate at Oakland University, Nov. 9, 2011.

  • It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time. Beginning in the very earliest days of the war in Iraq, the New York Federal Reserve shipped billions of dollars in physical cash to Baghdad to pay for the reopening of the government and restoration of basic services. By one account, the New York Fed shipped about $40 billion in cash betwe

    Finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.

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    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • Your Money your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    We want to know what you would ask the candidates at CNBC's Your Money, Your Vote Republican Presidential Debate on November 9 at 8p ET.  Here's how you can send us your suggested question on jobs, housing, the economy, taxes, or your money.

  • Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

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    As the sovereign debt crisis is hits Europe and the idea of a double dip recession is starting to spread all over the world, G20 labor ministers gathered in Paris on Tuesday said job creation, particularly by small enterprises, was crucial in overcoming the financial crisis and warned that austerity measures needed to be balanced with the creation of jobs.

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    Even the Gulf countries were not spared by the European and U.S. debt crisis. With unemployment figures estimated as high as 12 percent, the United Arab Emirates has lots of gaps to fill, Saqr Ghobash, the minister of labor for the UAE, told CNBC.com Tuesday.

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    For decades, we have often heard that the journey to career success requires a college degree. While we all want the best for our children, as parents, it is imperative that we pause to examine the educational myth that permeates society and choose whether or not to perpetuate this mentality.

  • Health Care Fraud You Pay For

    Want to know why Medicare and Medicaid are going broke? One big reason is fraud, and it's been infecting government health care programs for years. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the story of a home health care scam for the record books.

  • Is EU Considering TALF?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the latest details on a G-7official confirming European governments are considering a TALF-like program.

  • GOP Presidential Candidates Participate In Debate In Tampa

    Watching the two GOP frontrunners in last night’s debate — Mitt Romney and Rick Perry — a couple of policy points jumped out at me.

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    Like many things in America these days, health care has been politicized. While the policy debate may strike many in Washington as all-important, for the majority of average Americans health care is primarily a matter of goods and services

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    U.S. Homeland Security officials said a credible 9/11 terror threat is of some concern, saying it has more credibility than some chatter it's heard in recent days.

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    The White House may pull the Postal Service back from the brink of insolvency, at least for a few months. The Postal Service faces a $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury at the end of September.

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    Ten years after the attacks on September 11, we still don’t live in a world where we are free from terror threats. But we have made great progress on how to best communicate those threats in a way that makes us all a little bit safer.