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  • 'Downward Spiral' If Obama Re-Elected: Westgate CEO Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:07 PM ET
    David Siegal, CEO and Founder of Westgate Resorts.

    David Siegel, who threated to fire all of his employees if President Obama is re-elected, told CNBC Wednesday that “I don’t want to go through another four years under the Obama administration where I have to downsize my company again.”

  • Biden No Slouch, Could Surprise in Debates: Jets Owner Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    NY Jets owner Woody Johnson

    Vice President Joe Biden is a “very skillful” debater who could give Paul Ryan a run for his money, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said Wednesday.

  • As Romney Repeats Trade Message, Bain Maintains China Ties Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    As a candidate, Mitt. Romney accuses China of  stealing jobs of Americans by cheating. But his investments with Bain Capital is undermining his campaign message, The New York Times reports.

  • Anyone can have a bad night—what matters is what you do the next day.

  • ‘Fiscal Cliff’ May Be Felt Gradually, Analysts Say Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 6:52 AM ET

    Wall Street is growing more worried that a jump in taxes and a cut in spending after the elections will push the economy back into recession. But the effect could end up being much more gradual, The New York Times reports.

  • 'Sesame Street' to Obama: Keep Big Bird Off Ads Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Big Bird

    Message to the president: Keep Big Bird out of political ads. That's what Sesame Workshop told President Obama's campaign Tuesday after it featured Big Bird in a new campaign ad mocking Mitt Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting.

  • Donald Trump

    Last month’s controversial U.S. payrolls report is “not correct”, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC Tuesday, echoing complaints by Obama administration opponents.

  • New ‘Super PACs’ Alter Landscape for House Races Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    In the shadow of the supersize super PACs that have reshaped the battle for the White House and Senate, a new and potentially potent kind of super PAC is proliferating in the closing weeks of the campaign and taking aim at House races.

  • Prepping for Obamacare, Chain Cuts Workers' Hours Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Red Lobster

    The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming requirements under Obamacare.

  • With New Vigor, Romney Resets Ohio Campaign Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 9:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With Election Day a month away, Mitt Romney gains grounds in a post-debate poll, and  he and President Obama crisscross the crucial state of Ohio, The New York Times reports.

  • Ken Langone

    Government numbers showing the unemployment rate has fallen under 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years don't reflect actual business conditions, Home Depot founder Ken Langone said on CNBC.

  • Vice President Joe Biden

    After the president's poor showing in last week's debate, the big guns of the Obama administration are prepping Vice President Joe Biden for his faceoff with Paul Ryan, The New York Times reports.

  • Romney and G.O.P. Make Inroads in Silicon Valley Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Although President Obama is widely seen as a friend of the tech industry, Mitt Romney has made clear inroads in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports.

  • What is the middle class, anyway? There's no official definition, but Americans and their  presidential candidates seem to know it when they see it.

  • A chorus of skeptics charged that Friday's jobs report was cooked.  AOL Jobs spoke to one of the economists at the BLS, John Mullins, about the process behind putting together the reports.

  • New Employment Report More Politics Than Economics? Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama, reeling from a poor debate performance, won a valuable reprieve with a September unemployment report that brought the jobless rate down to a level unseen since when he took office.

  • Paul: The China Debate We Must Have Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:07 AM ET
    Two workers ride bicycles to deliver fast food in Beijing on April 12, 2012. A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released April 12, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain high.

    The campaign attacks on China only scratch the surface of a far greater concern: our economy isn’t creating enough good-paying jobs, and the imbalance we have with China is growing, not shrinking.

  • Martin O'Malley (D)

    Republicans are deliberately trying to stymie job creation and U.S. economic growth in order to damage President Obama’s re-election chances, a top Obama campaign surrogate charged Friday.

  • Romney on '47 Percent': I Was 'Completely Wrong' Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 7:39 AM ET
    Republican Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition 2012 Presidential Candidates Forum December 7, 2011 at Ronald Reagan Building and International Center in Washington, DC.

    Mitt Romney had described his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes as "not elegantly stated." Now he's calling them "just completely wrong."

  • Social Media Renders Rapid Judgment on Debate Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Obama. Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook  during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest.

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