*Decision due on Wednesday, March 12, at 0730 GMT. BANGKOK, March 11- Thai policymakers will cut the country's benchmark interest rate on Wednesday to help the economy cope with the damage from months of political unrest, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.» Read More
California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman told CNBC Friday that the “way forward,” out of the state's bloated government, deficit and high taxes, was to look at what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done since taking office.
Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus. The NYT reports.
A list of the Top Ten zip codes for political campaign contributions shows that politicians, PACs and political parties are just like the gangster Willie Sutton, who said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” The politicians are the political equivalent—following the money to the nation’s wealthiest enclaves to rake in big bucks.
With polls suggesting Republicans are set to re-take the House, it looks like the Democrats have a glass jaw to go along with that tin ear. And while scattered tea party victories gave the Republican establishment the thrashing it so richly deserved, the bad news is that none of it matters to our financial prospects.
The four largest health insurance companies in the US denied coverage to more than half a million individuals because of their pre-existing conditions from 2007 to 2009, according to a congressional investigation.
The heated contest for President Obama’s former Senate seat here could turn on a little-noticed factor: the generous backing of Wall Street donors.
Back East, at the corner of Broad and Wall Streets, the view is swell. The Dow is soaring, and bankers look pleased. But here on East Broad Street, in Ohio, the mood is gloomier. The NYT reports.
In her new book, YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT More Prosperity, Less Government she takes on today's toughest issues: the deficit, unemployment, health care, education, housing and immigration.
As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.
Could it have been the new Gallup poll that drove stocks up almost 200 points on Tuesday? That blockbuster survey, regarded by many as the blue-chip gold standard for election forecasting, pointed to an unprecedented Republican landslide tsunami in the generic congressional race. That blowout could include a GOP House gain of 65 to 70 seats, and a bare-majority 10-seat pickup in the Senate.
The Republican leader is focused on stopping any regulatory, tax, and trade barriers to job creation. When asked about the main agenda point for a GOP Congress, Boehner said, “Stop all the bad stuff.” I like it. Stop all the bad stuff.
Even the BP Gulf oil spill disaster hasn't made energy policy a front-burner election issue this year, but there's still lots at stake for voters and the economy.
A 53 percent majority—up from 46 percent three years ago and 30 percent in 1999—believes that trade agreements have hurt the U.S. overall, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal finds.
The emergence of cash-flush challengers to vulnerable incumbents is changing the dynamic of several key races across the nation this election season.
Democrats and Republicans are locked in the same old fight they have been in for decades. You know the one, the fight about tax cuts and their role in stimulating the economy.
The Federal Reserve has not run out of options to boost the economy and must focus on managing people's expectations to avoid a prolonged slump like Japan experienced, former Fed Governor Randall Kroszner told CNBC Tuesday.
Tired of relenteless growth, some residents are trying to push through a referendum giving towns and municipalities more control over local development, reports The New York Times.
Midterm election years are usually before-and-after stories for the stock market. "The before is almost always negative and the after is almost always positive," says Sam Stovall of Standard & Poor's. This year, however, could be different.
Given historical patterns and current circumstances—a bad economy—the most likely election scenario is a Democratic rout, but midterms often surprise.
Players from the world of business and finance—CEOs, investment managers, entrepreneuers—often move into the world of politics and government and the 2010 election is no exception.
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