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  • President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on pace to raise more than $1 billion with their parties by Election Day, according to financial disclosures filed by the campaigns, The New York Times reports.

  • Romney Pulls Even in Colorado, Trails in Nevada: Polls Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Romney has pulled even with Obama in the battleground state of Colorado, but continues to trail narrowly in Nevada, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Campaign Mega-Spending     Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    The battle for a 4-year stay at the White House has an enormous price tag, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Tired of fighting efforts to roll back union rights in state after state, organized labor is trying a new strategy: going on the offense. The first target is Michigan, the cradle of the UAW and a bastion of union power,  The New York Times reports.

  • Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are spending a combined $26.86 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluges voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

  • ‘No Subtle’ Reaction Expected to Apple Earnings Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    Apple earnings and a Microsoft product launch keeps technology names at the forefront Thursday in a market that has been mostly punishing the sector for the last month.

  • Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Campaign talk about taxes and deficits may have obscured what is arguably the nation’s biggest challenge: breaking out of a decade of income stagnation that has afflicted the middle class and the poor and exacerbated inequality, The New York Times reports.

  • 'Get It Done,' Immelt Tells DC on Fiscal Cliff Fix Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    GE Chairman Jeff Immelt warns Washington against diving over the "fiscal cliff," telling CNBC on Wednesday that the issue was a needless “distraction” at the wrong time.

  • Fed to Maintain Dovish Stance as Earnings Ruffle Markets Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 3:17 AM ET

    Fed officials, huddling in Washington for a second day Wednesday, are likely to be discussing how to tweak policy later in the year. Those changes could include a new way of communicating their low rate policy, and what they will do when their Operation Twist ends in December.

  • Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care  and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.

  • Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 9:06 AM ET

    The final presidential debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, but the candidates often tried to shift the focus to domestic issues like the economy. And as the debate lurched back and forth around the world, the facts were sometimes taken for a ride.

  • Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.

  • Who Do You Think Won the Final Presidential Debate? Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:22 PM ET
  • 2012 Presidential Race All Tied Up: NBC/WSJ Poll Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

    Two weeks before Election Day, a late surge in support for Mitt Romney has put him in a dead heat with President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Two weeks before Election Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:30 PM ET

    Despite his improved national standing, Romney trails Obama by at least six points  in two key swing states, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls.

  • SEC Should Investigate Pandit's Surprise Exit: Pitt Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Vikram Pandit

    Former SEC chief Harvey Pitt told CNBC Wednesday that the commission should investigate the surprise departure of CEO Vikram Pandit from Citigroup, since there were no hints given on the bank's earnings call the day before.

  • Could Bakken Oil Boom Go Bust After Election? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Oil derricks in North Dakota pump oil from the Bakken Formation.

    The incredible prosperity in North Dakota has happened during the Obama administration. However, the fear is that things might change in the next four years, especially when it comes to fracking.

  • In Debate’s Dance, Romney Has More Missteps Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    President Obama kept his eyes on his opponent, whereas Mitt Romney’s gaze often strayed to moderator Candy Crowley. Exasperated by Obama's aggressive demeanor, Romney at one point asked her to intercede, calling, “Candy, Candy, Candy.”

  • Aggressive Debate Is Tough on Facts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:35 AM ET

    It was a fact-checker’s dream.  The two major candidates for president, standing practically toe-to-toe, with contradictory versions of a basic fact: the level of oil production on public lands.