Politics Paul Ryan

  • Had It With Election Ads?

    As for what President Obama and Mitt Romney say they will do if elected, here's a look at their ideas for the economy and the related issue of debt.

  • The US Needs Entitlement Reform: Economist

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, tells CNBC that Romney would be better for all financial markets because Paul Ryan is the only one with a plan for the one big US problem, the fiscal cliff.

  • Plunging Oil Prices Are Big Boost for US Drivers

    A major refinery which supplies the New York gasoline market will remain idled for at least another two to three weeks, as the impact of Hurricane Sandy continues to weigh on the region’s energy sector.

  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    With the election a nail biter and the stock market stalled out, traders have been watching sectors that reflect the views of the presidential candidates for clues to Tuesday’s too-close-to-call election.

  • Romney or Obama, Who'd You Rather?

    Whoever wins the presidential election might feel more like the loser when he realizes what lies ahead for the US economy.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    Markets hate uncertainty and some will be alleviated with Tuesday's election. But will it assuage the restless market—or bring a new round of worry?

  • Which Candidate Would Help, or Hurt, the Dollar

    President Obama leads Mitt Romney narrowly in three critical swing states, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    President Obama and Mitt Romney remain locked in a near-even race for the White House on the eve of Election Day, according to the last NBC/Wall Street Journal pre-election poll.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • Look Homeward, Peso

    The U.S. dollar versus Mexican Peso trade offers the punchiest and most appropriate exposure to Tuesday's U.S. election, HSBC said on Friday, arguing that that this currency pair will be best placed to reflect a U.S.-driven shift in risk appetite.

  • BOSTON-- Should he prevail Tuesday, Mitt Romney would bring a CEO's eye to the White House and a policy agenda based on a general set of principles and focused more on data than ideology. And he would likely have to work with a divided Congress to accomplish it all.

  • What About an Election 'Cliff'? Here's What Could Happen

    Most everyone has an opinion on who will win the presidential election next week, but in all the prognostication one question has gone mostly overlooked: What if no one wins?

  • Obama Leads Romney in Three Swing States: NBC/WSJ Poll

    President Obama narrowly leads Mitt Romney in three battleground states less than a week before the election, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Obama and Christie Make Unlikely Traveling Companions

    No one's calling it a "campaign" event. But the presidential campaign took an unexpected tack Wednesday as President Barack Obama flew in a helicopter — with Republican nemesis Chris Christie — to inspect storm damage in battered New Jersey.

  • Damage From Sandy? What About Potential Economic Boost?

    For nearly a decade, scientists have told city and state officials that New York faces certain peril, the New York Times reports.

  • Obama Better for Bonds, Romney for Stocks: Investors

    The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.

  • Listen to Caroline Winsett, a senior at DePaul University, who considers herself fairly socially liberal but says being fiscally conservative matters most right now. "Ultimately, I'm voting with my pocketbook," says Winsett, a 22- year-old political science major who's president of the DePaul student body.

  • Here’s a Memo From the Boss: Vote This Way

    Freed to do so by the Supreme Court, major companies are suggesting and sometimes explicitly recommending how their workers should vote, The New York Times reports.

  • Market Outlook: Investors Bracing for More Than One Big Storm

    As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.