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  • '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.

  • Survey: Who Do You Think Won the Presidential Debate? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 9:21 PM ET

    Tuesday night kicked off the second of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Who do you think won? Vote here.

  • The system costs taxpayers an $70 billion per year. But fiscal costs are the tip of the “cost iceberg.” Using incarceration as a one-size-fits-all solution to every social quandary has led to a ballooning of our prison population to 2.3 million Americans behind bars—the highest per-capita rate in the world.

  • Could a Romney Win Hurt Investors in Green Energy? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    An Obama re-election could mean a continuation of subsidies for wind and solar power. Would Mitt Romney turn off the spigot if he wins?

  • Round 2: Obama vs. Romney     Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    President Obama and Governor Romney prepare for Tuesday night's debate.

  • Pizza Hut Rethinks Presidential Debate Stunt  Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:16 PM ET

    Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday.

  • Kaminsky Decodes VP Debate     Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky on last night's debate.

  • Facts Are Center Stage in Vice Presidential Debate Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    In the second debate of the 2012 general election campaign—the only debate between the Vice Presidential candidates—the facts themselves became one of the issues.