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  • Is Obama Good For Stocks? Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 10:17 PM ET

    With the election heating up, investors can’t help but wonder which candidate will boost their portfolio?

  • McCain, Obama Agree on Fall Debates Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    John McCain and Barack Obama say they are agreeing to hold three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate this fall.

  • McCain Pulls Closer to Obama: NBC/WSJ Poll Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:18 PM ET
    John McCain and Barack Obama

    Republican candidate John McCain has pulled closer to Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • With VP nominations imminent as the Presidential race heats up, how are the Intrade Political Futures markets (www.intrade.com) reacting to the candidates' short list?

  • Warren Buffett will make multiple live appearances throughout the three hours of CNBC's Squawk Box this coming Friday morning, August 22. He'll be sitting down with our own Becky Quick, who is traveling to Omaha for the premiere the night before of a new anti-deficit documentary that includes an appearance by Buffett.

  • Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    National party conventions are known as much for their nonstop partying as they are for their politics — a time for lobbyists, politicians and corporate executives to gather at lavish receptions and elegant dinners.

  • Obama Could Make VP Pick This Week Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    American voters should know this week who will join Barack Obama as No. 2 on the Democratic presidential ballot, a critical decision for the first-term senator who is fighting off Republican John McCain's bid to paint him as untested and unready for the White House.

  • Young Voters Being Courted by TV Networks Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Television networks are assigning reporters to a new beat this election year: people who don’t watch the evening news. With polls showing a surge in primary-season ballots cast by voters under 30, media outlets are out to convert the newly energized voters into viewers.

  • Obama Takes Off Gloves to Attack McCain Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 8:49 AM ET

    After a handshake and the briefest of embraces in a church full of evangelical Christians, Democrat Barack Obama quickly took off the gloves and was again battering John McCain as little different from President George W. Bush.

  • Obama: My Kind of Flip-Flop Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    The McCain folks are now slamming Obama’s credibility on tax hikes and other issues. They infer that the young Illinois senator is a flip-flopper. Well, that’s true

  • Obama, McCain: Which Stocks Win (Or Lose) If They Do? Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 11:11 AM ET
    John McCain and Barack Obama

    They are both viewed as positives for generics because they endorse getting their drugs to market faster and also would favor including them as part of trade agreements in developing countries.

  • McCain Raises $27 Million in July Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    John McCain raised $27 million in July, his largest one-month fundraising haul since clinching the Republican presidential nomination, while the Republican National Committee brought in nearly $26 million.

  • McCain Should Link Tsar Putin with Drill, Drill, Drill Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Will John McCain turn Tsar Putin’s invasion of Georgia into a drill, drill, drill issue? He should. It will throw Democrats even more on the defensive--especially Sen. Obama whose weak response to Putin’s neo-Soviet actions have already put him way behind the eight ball on Russia.

  • Boeing Headquarters

    The chances are "pretty good" that Boeing is truly considering the threat, because the new Pentagon request from bidders contains two things--a tanker ready next year, and a larger aircraft--which are both "bad for Boeing."

  • Drill, Drill, Drill Is On A Roll, Roll, Roll Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans (64 percent) support offshore oil drilling, according to a new Rasmussen poll. And 42 percent say offshore oil drilling would have the biggest impact in terms of reducing oil prices. Only 20 percent of Americans now oppose offshore drilling.

  • McCain Seeks To Define Himself and Obama Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
    John McCain and his political advisor John Weaver (left).

    John McCain's efforts to define Barack Obama have been well cataloged in recent days, from the substantive (calling Obama a tax raiser slow to offer an energy plan) to the silly (comparing the Illinois senator to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton).

  • Crescenzi: Nine Reasons For Dollar's Rally Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Tony Crescenzi

    The dollar rally is reversing a major negative for the U.S. economy, which will benefit more from the increased purchasing power than will result from any loss of U.S. exports.

  • Ratiganomics Comes To Morning Joe Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 12:21 PM ET

    Dylan Ratigan appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe and tells what he thinks of the presidential candidates' economic plans for a "windfall profits" tax, using ethanol as fuel, "gas tax holidays" and more.

  • US Retail Gasoline Prices Hit 11-Week Low Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 5:35 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    U.S. drivers found more relief at the pump as the national price for gasoline dropped to its lowest level in 11 weeks, the government said on Monday.

  • Drill, Drill, Drill Is Working Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    As Sen. John McCain and the GOP leadership nationalize the drill, drill, drill message, the Republican party might conceivably be riding a summer political rally. The question of offshore drilling has suddenly become the biggest political and economic wedge issue of this election.