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  • Yoshikami: Jobs Growth or Stagnation?

    This month's employment report was particularly exciting given the bipolar analysis dependent on the political leanings of commentators.

  • Facts Are Center Stage in Vice Presidential Debate

    In the second debate of the 2012 general election campaign—the only debate between the Vice Presidential candidates—the facts themselves became one of the issues.

  • Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    As the presidential election campaign grinds into November, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are busily hammering their own pitons into the fiscal cliff — staking out routes that could either force compromise or snap the economy’s safety lines.

  • WASHINGTON-- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama's health care reform law.

  • WASHINGTON-- Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.

  • DANVILLE, Ky.-- In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch.

  • Joe Biden Sees the Joke in Paul Ryan

    Joe Biden has drawn criticism from Republican pundits for chuckling almost every time Paul Ryan opened his mouth.

  • is in talks to buy a significant stake in Sprint Nextel Corp, the ailing U.S. wireless carrier said. A deal would offer a multibillion-dollar lifeline that could help Sprint finance future mergers of its own and better compete with its much bigger and richer rivals.

  • Vice President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Paul Ryan, faced off on Thursday in their only debate before the Nov. 6 presidential election. Here is some fact-checking of claims made by the candidates. RYAN: ECONOMIC GROWTH IS SLOWER NOW.

  • Biden Brought Fight to VP Debate: Expert

    Dominic Dyer, executive director at American European Institute, gave his outlook on the outcome of the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

  • By John Whitesides and Andy Sullivan. Vice President Joe Biden leaped to the attack against Republican challenger Paul Ryan in a lively debate on Thursday, aggressively defending the Obama administration's economic and foreign policies to try to regain momentum in the White House race.

  • President Barack Obama has called for keeping tax rates the same for families making less than $250,000 annually and raising them for those above that level.

  • By John Whitesides and Andy Sullivan. Vice President Joe Biden leaped to the attack against Republican challenger Paul Ryan in a lively debate on Thursday, aggressively defending the administration's economic and foreign policies in a bid to regain momentum in the White House race.

  • By John Whitesides and Andy Sullivan. Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan battled fiercely over foreign policy and the economy in a lively debate on Thursday, with Biden aggressively defending the administration's policies and dismissing Ryan's criticism.

  • Keeping the Candidates Honest

    CNBC's Scott Cohn fact-checks tonight's debate and discussing who won the debate, with David Walker, Comeback American Initiative, and Jim Sinegal, Costco founder, explains why he believes President Obama would be better for business.

  • Post Vice Presidential Debate Reaction

    CNBC's John Harwood and Larry Kudlow weigh in with post-debate reaction and how strong each nominee came across, with Keith Boykin, Democratic strategist; Jared Bernstein, former VP Biden adviser; and Sara Fagen, former White House political director.

  • Closing Statements from VP Nominees

    Vice President Biden says the administration inherited a bad situation, and defends the President's record. Rep. Paul Ryan said the Obama plan has not worked and it is not what a real recovery looks like, and that Mitt Romney would provide more jobs.

  • Negative Political Ads Bother Veteran

    Are you embarrassed by the tone of your negative ads? Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan defend their campaigns.

  • Personal Religious Beliefs and Abortion

    How has your personal religious beliefs impacted your position on abortion? Rep. Paul Ryan defends his pro-life position, and Vice President Biden says he will not impose his religious beliefs on other people.

  • Why Not Take Action Against Syria?

    Why was there no action taken against the civil war in Syria? Vice President Biden says the administration is working with the entire region to prevent another ground war for America in the Middle East. Rep. Paul Ryan says what the U.S. should have done is got involved earlier with the freedom fighters.