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  • Obama Says his Foreign Tour Will Reassure Americans Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 4:07 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama hopes his visit to Europe and the Middle East will show U.S. voters that he is a safe pair of hands, the Democrat said in an interview on Friday.

  • Obama Urges Europe to Work with US on Security Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama urged Europe on Thursday to stand by the United States in bringing stability to Afghanistan and confronting other threats from climate change to nuclear proliferation.

  • Obama Kicks Off European Tour in Germany Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:38 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, on a foreign tour he hopes will boost his election chances, on Thursday gives an outdoor speech in Berlin on transatlantic ties that is likely to draw thousands.

  • Debate: Obamanomics vs. McCainomics Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:45 AM ET

    When it comes to the economy, which presidential candidate is the best man for the job? Advisers for John McCain and Barack Obama appeared on CNBC to go head-to-head on politics, economics and trade.

  • Republican presidential candidate John McCain is launching a new television ad that blames Democratic rival Barack Obama for rising gasoline prices...

  • Obama Overseas But "Important" Work Is Back Home Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:22 PM ET

    By visiting Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama is trying to narrow McCain's advantage on handling national security issues. The economy, however, is where Obama can build an edge of his own.

  • DNC Fundraising Surges Ahead Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 4:53 PM ET

    Republicans have comforted themselves with the knowledge that the Republican National Committee retained the fund-raising clout to counter Obama's cash machine. Is that changing now that Obama has emerged as the Democratic candidate? It might be.

  • Growth in Nuclear Plants May Fuel Uranium Rally Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    Some experts believe there will be a "renaissance" in nuclear power-plant construction in the next few years. So the need for uranium, the main fuel in such plants, is expected to grow sharply.

  • Obama: Magazine Insulted Muslim Americans Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday that the New Yorker magazine's satirical cover depicting him and his wife as flag-burning, fist-bumping radicals doesn't bother him but that it was an insult to Muslim Americans.

  • Democrats See a Need for Further Economic Stimulus Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    Many economists have concluded that a second dose of government stimulus spending is required to prevent a broad economic unraveling and provide relief to millions of Americans grappling with joblessness, plunging home prices and tight credit.

  • Bush Says Drill, Drill, Drill — And Oil Drops $9! Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 1:45 PM ET

    In a dramatic move yesterday President Bush removed the executive-branch moratorium on offshore drilling. Today, at a news conference, Bush repeated his new position, and slammed the Democratic Congress for not removing the congressional moratorium on the Outer Continental Shelf and elsewhere.

  • Gramm is co-chair of McCain's campaign, once considered a candidate for Treasury Secretary. His statement that Americans are "whiners" suffering only a "mental recession" was the last thing John McCain needs as he tries to gain the upper hand on the economy.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with investment banker and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm. Mr. Gramm is a top economic advisor to John McCain.

  • Warren Buffett's Sun Valley Thoughts Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The Oracle of Omaha is a regular institution at the Allen + Co conference, and always a hot commodity among the media and tech CEOs here. Buffett makes a point to say how much he loves the gathering, especially all the free hamburgers!

  • Warren Buffett's reputation as a technophobe may be cracking.  Today he told CNBC he'll "probably" get an Amazon Kindle as he "edges" into the 21st century.  See the video clip and read the transcript of Julia Boorstin's Sun Valley conversation with Buffett about technology, the economy, Berkshire's stock slide, and Barack Obama's chances in November.

  • Big Pharma Stocks: Real Rally Or One Day Wonder? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:19 AM ET
    Pharma Stocks

    One day does not a full-fledged sector rotation make, but yesterday the big pharma stocks put on a show and in the early going today the curtain hasn't fallen. Pfizer even broke above 18 bucks!

  • Political Futures: Obama & McCain Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    As presumptive Democratic nominee Obama launches his first negative ad of the general campaign, we wanted to check in on the sentiment in the Intrade Political Futures markets towards the presumptive nominees.  What do the Intrade prediction markets show? (www.intrade.com)

  • Mac Is Moving To The Supply-Side Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:38 PM ET

    Sen. John McCain gave two economics speeches in the last 48 hours. They were very strong, pro-growth, and pro-energy production. McCain also is finally slamming Obama on taxes and energy.

  • What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview on Kudlow & Company last night with Carly Fiorina. Ms. Fiorina is the former chairman & CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a senior economic advisor to John McCain.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    I’m thinking the Steelers are going to stay in the Rooney family, but there are a couple good reasons why I think it’s a good time to sell and I’ll some it up in one sentence: EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TAXES.

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