Economists shaved growth expectations for the second quarter after the June durable goods report revealed weak shipments and dampened hopes for business spending.» Read More
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Democrat week on TV is likely to mean a tough week for investors, says economist Jerry Bowyer.
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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.
Jason Furman, Barack Obama's campaign director for economic policy, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, John McCain's economic policy advisor, debate which candidate's economic plan is better for the country.
Share your opinion in today's poll.
Are prediction markets useful and do they have a place in reporting?
By rebounding from his political struggles over Jeremiah Wright and gas taxes, Sen. Barack Obama may have survived the toughest punch that Sen. Hillary Clinton can throw. There was another sign Wednesday...
If there was any doubt, the new NBC-WSJ poll confirms it: The American people are officially in a very bad mood and it starts with the economy. 73 percent of Americans say the country is on the wrong track -- the worst since 1992...
The White House Correspondents Dinner, which I attended this past weekend, is one of the most unusual events I know. Where else do you find Condoleezza Rice and Pamela Anderson in the same room?
All this postmortem election stuff is getting boring. Stock markets appear to be feasting on a McCain victory in November against either Hillary or Obama -- especially Obama. Market indexes are having a terrific rally right now. In fact, they have been rallying ever since late January, when McCain emerged as the Republican nominee.
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