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  • Did Bernanke Hand Obama the White House?     Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:18 PM ET

    Some say the new stimulus will improve the economy so much President Obama is guaranteed 4 more years. But others say it may show that Obama's economic policies failed so badly, the Fed had to take extreme action.

  • According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 –depending on the child’s age. The USDA has a “Cost of Raising a Child”  on their website, which shows that the category taking up the largest chunk out of parental pockets is housing. The second- largest expense category is childcare. Those

    According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.

  • In Poll, Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.

  • While the July unemployment figure rose a tenth of a point from June to 8.3 percent, the government says 44 states saw their rates increase.

  • US Midwest Hit by Perfect Storm on Gas Prices Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country this week, and a number of contributing factors are to blame.

  • Wisconsin has implemented long-term reforms to ensure the delivery of vital services, and invested in things like infrastructure, technology and education, says Gov. Scott Walker, but  business needs more measures to create stability and drive growth.

  • Top States for Business: Swing States     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn and Eamon Javers offer insight on the state of the business climate for three key political swing states: Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio.

  • In this video Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reveals why he thinks his state is a top state for business. To vote for Wisconsin tweet your vote to #TopStatesWI

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the "Badger State's" economic turnaround and why it is ranked one of CNBC's top states for business.

  • Cities With the Best Credit Scores 2012 Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:09 PM ET
    Average Credit Score: 789Average Debt: $22,439Average Number of Late Payments: 0.27Average % Credit Available: 77.52Average Number of Open Credit Cards: 1.71The highest-ranking city is Wausau, Wis., a remarkable development considering that in the previous year, it didn’t even make the list. Interestingly, of all 10 cities on this list, four including Wausau, are located in the state of Wisconsin. When it comes to managing personal credit and debt, the people of Wisconsin must be doing something

    What U.S. cities have the best credit scores for 2012? Click to find out.

  • Are We Failing Our Kids?     Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    According to a recent Gallup poll, only 29 percent of Americans say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the U.S. education system. Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and CEO, discusses the quality of public education in the United States, with radio talk show host John Batchelor.

  • Bob Lutz Backs Romney, Forgives Bailout Stance Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 11:48 PM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Despite his earlier opposition to Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the White House, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said Wednesday he backed the former Massachusetts governor.

  • Jeb Bush Praises Wisconsin Recall Results, Tea Party Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 9:29 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker greets supporters at an election-night rally June 5, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Wednesday hailed the outcome of the Wisconsin recall election, praising Governor Scott Walker for emboldening conservatives in their drive to slash spending on a national level.

  • Jeb Bush: 'Tea Party Alive & Well'     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) discusses the state of U.S. debt, the political impact of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's win, and President Obama's leadership performance.

  • Why Stocks Love Scott Walker Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker

    You didn’t see it in the mainstream financial media Wednesday morning. But stocks loved Governor Scott Walker’s spanking of public-sector unions and Democrats in Wisconsin.

  • Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is set to win a recall election, made a “big mistake” by going after public unions, Democratic State Senator Chris Larson said Tuesday.

  • Will Wisconsin Voters Recall Gov. Scott Walker? Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    As Wisconsin voters head to the polls in a recall election that will decide the fate of Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans disagree over what — if anything — the results will mean for the presidential election in November.

  • Scott Walker Battles in Tight Wisconsin Recall Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Following a brief but bruising campaign, both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday.

  • Trump's Real Estate Plays     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 7:32 AM ET

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, weighs in on making money in housing; the "unfair" recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; the issue of President Obama's birthplace; and Friday's weak jobs numbers.

  • Wisconsin Recall: Where Is Obama?     Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the first proxy election tomorrow for the U.S. Jim Dean, Chairman of Democracy for America and Robert Costa of the National Review, share perspective on why President Obama has not campaigned in Wisconsin.