Elections Republicans

  • 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.

  • Romney or Obama, Who'd You Rather?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney hunted for last-minute support on Sunday in a frenetic sprint across battleground states, even as their parties faced off in the first of what could be a growing number of legal disputes over presidential ballots and how they are counted. The The New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Yoshikami: Invest Assuming Higher Taxes

    The U.S. election is - finally - almost upon us, and this strategist has a currency trade.

  • 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.

  • Nonpartisan Tax Report Withdrawn After GOP Protest

    The Congressional Research Service has withdrawn an economic report that found no correlation between top tax rates and economic growth, a central tenet of conservative economic theory, after Senate Republicans raised concerns about the paper’s findings and wording.  The New York Times reports.

  • Despite Sandy's Wrath, Officials Vow Election Is Still 'Good to Go'

    Local election officials in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut say they are scrambling now to evaluate the physical condition of polling places and find alternate locations for voters to go Tuesday in the hardest hit areas. But they say the election itself is a go.

  • Hurricane Sandy may help swing the election in President Obama’s favor, real estate mogul Donald Trump told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday.

  • 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?

  • Despite Sandy's Wrath, Officials Vow Election Is Still 'Good to Go'

    The election of 2012 will be held on Tuesday, come hell or high water.  It’s just that local election officials didn’t think that expression would come so literally true in the days leading up to Election Day.

  • Sandy's Potential Effects on American Voters

    Dominic Dyer, executive director of the American European Institute, tells CNBC that although it is unlikely Sandy caused many Americans to change which presidential candidate they will vote for, he would not be surprised if the storm produces a lower voting turnout among Democrats.

  • 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.

  • Eaton CEO Calls for Bipartisanship to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

    On fears the looming tax increases and budget cuts could affect business, Eaton CEO Sandy Cutler calls on policymakers to act.

  • 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.

  • Obama Is Even in TV Ad Race Despite PACs

    Despite repeated warnings from President Obama that unrestricted donations from conservatives to outside groups would swamp them, the White House and its allies are at least holding their own, The New York Times reports.

  • In Middle of a Messy Election, a Nightmare Makes Landfall

    Add one more potential horror to the nightmare political scenarios:  a freakish two-in-one storm that could warp an election that's been two years and $2 billion in the making.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yoshikami: Invest Assuming Higher Taxes

    Debates, rhetoric, promises, etc. etc. It's the season for politics and words are flying around with little accountability. Each party accuses the other of misstatements and statistics are being interpreted by both parties for their best interests, it’s a difficult deciphering process for voters.