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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.

  • Cramer: Romney-Ryan a 'Non-Event' for Stocks     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 6:53 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on whether Romney's VP decision will affect your portfolios.

  • 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

  • Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), and Howard Dean, former DNC chairman weigh in on jobs, the economy, health care, and campaign finance reform, ahead of this year's presidential election.

  • 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.

  • Gov. Walker on the State of Unions     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), weighs in on the role of private and public sector unions, and their impact on living standards.

  • Gov. Walker: Political Survivor     Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 7:02 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-WI), discusses how he survived an historical recall election in a "blue" state, and what Mitt Romney must do to win Wisconsin.

  • 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.

  • Romney Leaps to Lead In Wisconsin     Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 7:46 PM ET

    "Ace pollster" Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports, discusses two major polls making waves today that could ultimately be a game changer come November.

  • Preview of Obama's Statement on Economy     Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood previews the key points President Obama is likely to talk about when he delivers his statement on the U.S. economy from the White House.

  • 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.

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