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  • President Obama leads Mitt Romney narrowly in three critical swing states, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Candidates Make Final Pleas as Legal Fights Begin Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 9:56 PM ET

    President Obama and Mitt Romney hunted for last-minute support on Sunday in a frenetic sprint across battleground states, even as their parties faced off in the first of what could be a growing number of legal disputes over presidential ballots and how they are counted. The The New York Times reports.

  • President Obama and Mitt Romney remain locked in a near-even race for the White House on the eve of Election Day, according to the last NBC/Wall Street Journal pre-election poll.

  • US Election: Why 'Tequila' Is the Way to Go Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar versus Mexican Peso trade offers the punchiest and most appropriate exposure to Tuesday's U.S. election, HSBC said on Friday, arguing that that this currency pair will be best placed to reflect a U.S.-driven shift in risk appetite.

  • Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 8:53 AM ET

    The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republicans raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.  The New York Times reports.

  • Most everyone has an opinion on who will win the presidential election next week, but in all the prognostication one question has gone mostly overlooked: What if no one wins?

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    President Obama narrowly leads Mitt Romney in three battleground states less than a week before the election, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Air Force 1 Arrives in New Jersey  Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports that President Obama is arriving in New Jersey to survey the damage after Sandy hit the East Coast.

  • NY Gov. Cuomo: 'Worst is Yet to Come'  Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    New York state officials give an update on Hurricane Sandy, reminding residents that the storm is "life-threatening."

  • Storm's Effect on the Capitol  Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the storm is bringing Washington, DC to a standstill, as schools and government agencies remain closed.

  • Obama Is Even in TV Ad Race Despite PACs Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Despite repeated warnings from President Obama that unrestricted donations from conservatives to outside groups would swamp them, the White House and its allies are at least holding their own, The New York Times reports.

  • CNBC Explains: What Are Payroll Taxes? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Anyone looking at their paycheck stub and seeing the laundry list of taxes taken out might be saying to themselves 'Why am I paying these and where does all that money go?'CNBC explains

  • Add one more potential horror to the nightmare political scenarios:  a freakish two-in-one storm that could warp an election that's been two years and $2 billion in the making.

  • Obama Better for Bonds, Romney for Stocks: Investors Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:29 AM ET

    The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.

  • Economist Larry Summers expressed optimism about the economy's long-term prospects, telling CNBC that the first step in setting off a "virtuous circle" was to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.

  • 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.