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  • Why Mr. Buffett Won't Be Going to Washington Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 12:27 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett's name was mentioned during last night's debate by both John McCain and Barack Obama as a potential Treasury Secretary, but it seems extremely unlikely Buffett would ever give up Berkshire Hathaway and Omaha and relocate to Washington.

  • The Last Word--For Now--On Dendreon Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    Since there should really be no compelling reason to blog or report on Dendreon and Provenge for quite awhile, here's one last hurrah.

  • Markets Tank Amid Efforts To Contain Global Crisis Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
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    Governments around the world tried to contain the fast-spreading credit crisis, but stock, bond and commodity markets saw investors bet on a sharp downturn.

  • McCain, Obama Camps Trade Barbs on Negative Ads Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
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    The McCain and Obama presidential campaigns traded accusations of mudslinging Monday in the wake of new ads dredging up infamous events from 20, 30, even 40 years ago.

  • A Great Opening for Sarah Palin Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    I sure hope Sarah Palin talks at some length about drilling in tonight’s debate with Sen. Joe Biden. Palin is an energy expert. And if she is unleashed she can score major points against her opponent, who has opposed every expansion of oil, gas, and nuclear down through the years

  • Palin Says She Represents 'Joe Six-Pack' Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin portrayed herself Tuesday as a champion of everyday people while noting her family's stock portfolio took a $20,000 hit last week.

  • Having A Good Laugh At Money And Politics Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    If the markets and the election want to make you tear your hair out...here's a much better alternative: laugh. First off--politics. I highly recommend the latest edition of "National Review", where Rob Long, who used to write for "Cheers", has an "article" on suggested reading for pre-teen girls.

  • A Paulson-Cantor Plan Is a Win-Win for Taxpayers   Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 4:20 PM ET

    The single-biggest mistake in the Paulson bank-rescue-plan marketing effort has been the failure to explain clearly how taxpayers are going to recoup $700 billion used to buy toxic assets at auction in order to unfreeze the banking system.

  • Poll: Will McCain Show for Presidential Debate? Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
  • McCain Reverses, Will Attend Scheduled Debate Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
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    With just hours to go, Americans waited for word on whether John McCain would show up for Friday's scheduled debate against Barack Obama, a widely anticipated showdown that has been cast in doubt by U.S. financial chaos and extraordinary political maneuvering.

  • 2008 Clinton Global Initiative Summit Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    The financial crisis roiling markets in the U.S. and around the world underscores the importance of taking a global perspective, former President Clinton said at the start of his summit of world leaders and celebrities.

  • Economic Optimism On The Rise: Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
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    Not surprisingly, Americans are still down on the economy, according to the latest CNBC survey, with 93 percent of respondents describing it as poor or fair. But, in light of the Wall Street problems on the front page, there are signs that sentiment has bottomed. Nowhere is that more apparent than the huge jump in expectations that the economy will get on track in the next year.

  • Obama Rejects McCain's Call for Debate Delay Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 6:08 PM ET
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    The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to "deal with more than one thing at once."

  • Americans Split on Bailout Plan: NBC/WSJ Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Americans are split on supporting the Bush administration's rescue plan for Wall Street, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Clinton Summit to Focus on Financial Crisis, Other Topics Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    The financial crisis roiling markets in the U.S. and around the world underscores the importance of taking a global perspective, former President Clinton said at the start of his summit of world leaders and celebrities.

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    Much has been made in this Presidential campaign – and much more will be made – about the value of experience and who is qualified to lead. Often, relative youth is cited as a negative.

  • Democrats Seek Regulation in Bailout Terms Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 8:33 AM ET

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  • If Wall Street "Recovers" Does That Help McCain? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 4:07 PM ET
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    You can tell the American political community is genuinely shaken by the sight of officials in both parties, from the Bush administration and the Democratic congress, standing side by side and promising to work together--fast.

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    In the business of politics, there may be competition now for the famous "Hope" posters with the artsy depiction of Sen. Barack Obama. Now you can get the GOP take with a $4 "Hottie for VP" sticker.

  • Feeling Lucky? The Odds of a President Palin Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 11:32 AM ET
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    Political passions aside, what are the chances Gov. Palin will become the next president of the US? Portfolio.com checks the odds.