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  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Traders and investors were in agreement on one thing as voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election: The markets want a clear winner by Wednesday morning.

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • Gov. Branstad: A Lot of Iowa Feels Betrayed By Obama Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    Gov. Branstad: A Lot of Iowa Feels Betrayed By Obama

    Tens of millions of Americans have already cast their votes for the U.S. presidential candidate. CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote" team discuss the presidential candidates' campaign efforts in the swing states, with Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa).

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says Mitt Romney has a real shot of breaking through the "Obama Midwest Firewall."

  • The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Regardless of the results of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, the next four years will be a tough act to follow from Wall Street's standpoint. ``The market might like the fact of an Obama win since it would mean less uncertainty,'' said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research, in Cincinnati.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 2- Regardless of the results of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, the next four years will be a tough act to follow from Wall Street's vantage point. ``The market might like the fact of an Obama win since it would mean less uncertainty,'' said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research, in Cincinnati.

  • *Nebraska, Colorado among states with badly depleted soil moisture. *Driest summer on record for Nebraska, preliminary data says. Indeed, Nebraska recorded the driest June, July and August on record and the third-driest September ever, according to preliminary data from the National Climatic Data Center.

  • Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.

  • CF Industries spends $1.7B in Iowa expansion Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 1:56 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa-- Fertilizer maker CF Industries Inc. plans to invest $1.7 billion to expand its facility on the south edge of Sioux City, Iowa. Terry Branstad on Thursday said that the project is the largest capital investment ever for the state of Iowa. The plant should be operational by 2016, said CF Industries CEO Steve Wilson.

  • U.S. drought shrinking, but not fast enough Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 5:05 PM ET

    Nov 1- Snow and rain and cooler temperatures helped ease suffering in drought-stricken areas of the United States over the last week, though some areas saw conditions grow worse, according to a climatology report issued Thursday.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 2200 GMT Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK/ REHOBOTH BEACH- Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the densely populated East Coast on Monday, shutting down transportation, forcing evacuations in flood-prone areas and interrupting the presidential election campaign.

  • Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 6:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it's all about the vital swing state of Ohio. MADRID/ ROME- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy kept financial markets guessing on Monday over whether he will seek a credit line from the euro zone's rescue fund but said he would do so ``when I think it is in the interests of Spain''.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1400 GMT, Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    ROME- Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi faced a fresh setback on Monday as early counting in a local election in Sicily showed his divided centre-right party trailing in a former stronghold and big gains for the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement.

  • Reuters World News Highlights at 1000 GMT, Oct 29 Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- With one week left in the tight battle for the White House, it's all about the vital swing state of Ohio. Unless it's about Colorado- or Iowa, or tiny New Hampshire.

  • Fired bank worker declines offer to return to work Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Wells Fargo& Co. spokeswoman Vickee Adams said this week that once the company learned Eggers had received a waiver, it offered on Oct. 12 to rehire him in his old job at the same salary. But Eggers said that he won't accept the bank's offer to return to work unless Wells Fargo changes its background check policy.

  • Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The students in the Saturday morning class trickle in and, as they introduce themselves around a table, reveal far more intimate biographies than just name and hometown. Forgive me, "an Iraq war veteran begins haltingly."

  • Romney closing argument focuses on the economy Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    DEFIANCE, Ohio-- Mitt Romney is trying to close the deal with voters by focusing on their economic concerns, an area where polling shows the Republican nominee has an edge heading into the final days of the campaign.

  • Offutt scores TV success, ready to abandon it Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:54 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Chris Offutt doesn't have HBO, so he's going to head over to a neighbor's house Sunday night to watch "Treme." He's felt the lure of Hollywood, heard the Sirens in the distance. And the 54- year-old Kentucky native has experienced enough success as a screenwriter and story editor on TV's brainiest shows that it felt real.