• 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.

  • Political Face-Off: Economic Advisors Go Head-to-Head Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Tell Us: Which Candidate is Best for Business? Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • The Place for Play Money/Fake Money Markets Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    Are prediction markets useful and do they have a place in reporting?

  • Advantage: Obama Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:39 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    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...

  • Can Any Candidate Cheer Up America? Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    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...

  • Inside The White House Correspondents Dinner Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    From left: Obama press secretary Bill Burton, Laura Capps, will.i.am, John Harwood

    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?

  • Markets Rally on McCain 'Victory' -- and Vice Versa Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 5:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 10:37 PM ET

    Oil prices are finally at the level where stock investors are taking note, but some traders think they still aren't paying enough attention.

  • Novak: 'McCain, Portman, and Victory' Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    Bob Novak, the highly distinguished veteran columnist and author, told the American Spectator New York dinner group last night that John McCain will defeat Barack Obama in November’s election, although the Democrats will enhance their majorities in both the Senate and the House.

  • Meet John McCain, Centrist Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 5:18 PM ET

    Watch what politicians do, not what they say: John McCain has been trying to reassure his base that he's an economic conservative. But here's McCain, on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, embracing the new Senate housing bill include federal money for new housing tax credits and state housing bonds.

  • Obama: Affirmative Action Candidate?! Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Some mistakes in a campaign have a very limited half-life, like Obama adviser Samantha Power's statement that Hillary Clinton is a "monster" -- an obvious lapse into hyperbolic trash talk. Power resigned. Others loom larger -- with longer-lasting effects. Take Geraldine Ferraro's statement...

  • Wisconsin? The Action Is in Texas and Ohio Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    Before the polls even opened in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the two Democratic contenders had moved on to campaign in Texas and Ohio, the two next big prizes on the primary calendar.

  • Track the Presidential Futures Market Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 4:03 PM ET

    A "futures market" reading from Rasmussen Reports projects presidential election winners based on "trades" made by the site's users.

  • Macy's, Fed Comments Deflate Stock Gains Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    A weak sales and job-cut announcement from Macy's and comments from a Federal Reserve official put a damper on the stock market's bounce.

  • Stocks Rebound, Oil Slides on Supply Buildup Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Stocks advanced Wednesday after a government agency reported that the U.S. gasoline supply rose to its highest level in nearly 14 years.

  • Stocks Rebound After Two-Day Rout Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Stocks index futures rose well above fair value Wednesday, indicating a higher open as investors in Europe showed some resilience after Asian markets took a drubbing.

  • The Election & Your Portfolio: A Primer Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 6:00 PM ET

    Not paying attention to the elections and how it might affect your portfolio? Shame on you! Here's a brief primer: health care, tobacco, Fannie Mae and more...

  • No Super Tuesday for the Stock Market Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    It may have been Super Tuesday at the voting booth, but there was nothing super about Tuesday for stocks.

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