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  • Why the US Market Rallied Even Before Vote Was Over Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:37 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    The simple notion that this Election Day marked a potential turning point for the economy was enough to boost investors' spirits

  • Stocks Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and Mastercard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Stocks Get Election Boost; Financials Surge Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 3:10 PM ET

    Stocks staged an impressive Election Day rally as hopes for change lifted the market and MasterCard led gains by a raft of financial-related stocks.

  • Global Stocks Stage Rally As US Votes for President Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 11:45 AM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Global stock markets rose to a two-week high as investors around the world focused on the US presidential election.

  • Five Economic Challenges Facing the Next President Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
    Barack Obama & John McCain

    Calling for an economic recovery and making one happen are two very different things. Whoever becomes the 44th US president faces an unenviable task.

  • McCain on CNBC: Curb Capital Gains Tax Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Republican presidential candidate John McCain says keeping taxes under control is key to economic revival, especially the capital gains tax.

  • Why I Don't Vote—But Don't Take It Away From Me Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 3:51 PM ET

    Economically speaking, I'm one of those people who believes that voting is completely irrational. although I'd be one of the first people to start throwing rocks and putting up barricades if my right to vote was ever taken away.

  • Poll: Who Won the Presidential Debate? Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:00 AM ET
  • A Great Opening for Sarah Palin Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    I sure hope Sarah Palin talks at some length about drilling in tonight’s debate with Sen. Joe Biden. Palin is an energy expert. And if she is unleashed she can score major points against her opponent, who has opposed every expansion of oil, gas, and nuclear down through the years

  • How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 9:57 AM ET
    Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization, used data from the Office of Management and Budget to explain how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands. (Source: National Priorities Project: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go 2008 Report.)

    Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project does. Learn how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands.

  • Market Insider: Bail Out And Then What? Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    It was bailout or bust for the markets , but now that Congress has reached agreement on the $700 billion package the focus will shift to the weak economy.

  • Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 8:05 PM ET

    The state of the financial markets' bailout and the credit crunch are dual concerns for investors in the week ahead.

  • Much has been made in this Presidential campaign – and much more will be made – about the value of experience and who is qualified to lead. Often, relative youth is cited as a negative.

  • WalMart

    Calling all shoppers: If the presidential elections were held today, for whom would you vote? It turns out your shopping habits could be an indicator of that decision, according to a recent survey.

  • Do You Vote With Your Coffee Cup? Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    If you are what you eat, could what you drink signal who you’ll vote for this November? A recent survey found people who get their coffee from Starbucks prefer Barack Obama over John McCain, while McDonald’s coffee drinkers favor McCain over Obama.

  • Higher Ed Woes Take Back Seat in Presidential Race Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

  • Climate Consensus Obscures Obama, McCain Differences Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
    White House

    Both presidential candidates support the need to curb greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming, but there are key differences in how they would implement what will eventually be a significant overhaul of the country’s energy infrastructure.

  • Bowyer: Markets Buying Biden? Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    Democrat week on TV is likely to mean a tough week for investors, says economist Jerry Bowyer.

  • Obama Taps XXXX as Running Mate Saturday, 23 Aug 2008 | 4:28 AM ET

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  • For Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the host cities for the 2008 Republican National Convention, the upcoming assembly is less about politics and more about, well, money. The rewards can be considerable. The same goes for Denver, host city for the Democratic convention.

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