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  • McCain Food, Free Coffee, Discount Botox—Your Emails Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
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    I hope my McCain election night blogging pulled back the curtain a little on what really happens at these events.

  • Internal Battles Divided McCain and Palin Camps Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 10:44 AM ET
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    The tensions and their increasingly public airing provide a revealing coda to the ill-fated McCain-Palin ticket, hinting at the mounting turmoil of a campaign that was described even by many Republicans as incoherent, negative and badly run.

  • What the Pros Say: S&P to 1,100, Gold to $850 Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Another day in the red for global markets on Thursday with Hong Kong and Japanese stocks down heavily. CNBC's experts tout defensive strategies, but also say a blue-chip rally could appear.

  • Night Of Drama In Senate Races Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 8:47 AM ET
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    Democrats won a number of key seats in building a larger and more formidable  majority in Congress.

  • Will Democrats Tinker With Mutual Funds, 401k Plans? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 6:21 PM ET
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    As Democrats celebrate winning the White House and gains in Congress, the victory is rippling through the $11 trillion mutual fund industry in anticipation of reforms to retirement plans that could hurt earnings.

  • How Obama Can Fix Wall Street Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 6:12 PM ET
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    There’s no shortage of advice out there for Barrack Obama, especially when it comes to ways in which to get the financial system back on track.

  • Dow Drops 5.1% as Financials Take a Hit Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, but anxiety over the economy returned to the market.

  • Who Will Be the Next Treasury Secretary? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    The election is over and now the Wall Street chatter is focusing on who will be the next Treasury Secretary. What do you think?

  • Farrell: What's Coming From A President Obama Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:41 PM ET
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    Barney Frank told us it was coming when he said there are a lot of rich people out there to tax. So higher taxes are coming and I think soon. The Bush tax cuts expire in 2010 but I think the Obama administration will try to move the increase to 2009 and early 2009 at that.

  • Stocks Skid as Focus Shifts to Economy Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as a layer of uncertainty was removed with the presidential election complete, leaving the market to return to worrying about the economy.

  • Taxes

    More people at the top of the ladder retiring means more promotions for those of us who are on the lower rungs. Forget about redistributing the wealth, higher taxes on high earners should lead to better jobs for young people like us who are waiting for our elders to retire so we can work our way up the corporate food chain.

  • Obama Wins - What Now for the Markets? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    Senator Barack Obama is now the President-Elect of the USA and one day later, the markets are down over 3%.  Is this typical?

  • Obama Proposes Ambitious Health Care Plan Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    President-elect Barack Obama has proposed an ambitious plan to reform U.S. health care and get insurance for at least some of the 46 million Americans who now lack it.

  • Obama "Bounce": Why It's Not Bouncing Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    The average stock is down about 2.5 percent midday, with particularly weakness in some commodity and energy names. ArcelorMittal's announcement they would be cutting steel production is weighing on steel, iron ore, and coal companies.

  • Busch: Congrats Mr. Obama, Now Get To Work Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Welcome to a new world and a new world leader. The expectations are high and the challenges are great. Let's start with some of those expectations. From his editorial in USA Today yesterday, here are the new President-Elect's promises:

  • See What People Are Saying About... Obama And The Economy Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:52 PM ET
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    Do you feel more optimistic about the economy now that Barack Obama has been elected president?

  • FDA Commissioner: Betting Starts On Who Obama Will Pick Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:20 PM ET
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    Even before the results of the election were official there was already speculation in the blogosphere about who might become the next Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration under a President Obama.

  • President-Elect Obama's Positions on Trade Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to move ahead with the Doha round of world trade talks and to work to strengthen labor and environmental protections in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Obama's Cabinet: Who Might Fill Some Key Roles Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has no time to waste.  Two wars and a deepening financial crisis have raised expectations that he will quickly announce picks for senior government jobs after winning Tuesday's presidential election.

  • Obama's Energy Policies At A Glance Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
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    Energy was a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign after high gasoline prices added to consumer woes this year and candidates pledged to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. Here is a look at the energy plan of President-elect Barack Obama.