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  • While many folks tend to tune out the political conventions, investors have been known to take notice and usually cast their monetary votes with the Republicans.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the keynoter, spoke last. But the message of Ann Romney, who spoke before him, carried more significance for the prospects of her husband, Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney joins his wife, Ann Romney on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    Republicans  nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

  • Ann Romney wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks on stage during the Republican National Convention.

    In front of a spirited crowd  that  packed the Tampa Times Forum, Chris Christie gave a solid speech which echoed Mitt Romney's programs consisting of substantial budget cuts, tax cuts, and entitlement reform.

  • Mitt Romney gives speech in NH as he sweeps states

    For Mitt Romney, the road to the GOP presidential nomination began with a family tradition of public service and then came the Olympics.

  • Corker Blasts Bernanke

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), says Fed chief Ben Bernanke did a good job during the crisis but now needs to learn limits. "At this point, the Fed has become a distraction," he tells CNBC's "Fast Money."

  • US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney kisses his wife Ann upon arriving in Tampa, Florida.

    Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy. But with New Orleans waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, no one knows how grand the party will be.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.

  • American president Gerald Ford (left) listens as future American president Ronald Reagan delivers a speech during the closing session of the Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri.

    Will history remember what's said in 2012 in Tampa? From vice and virtue to reading my lips to lipstick, here are five Republican convention speeches that live on.

  • The main principles of the Tea Party permeate the Republican Party platform and the Republican ticket, Rep. Michele Bachmann told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a campaign event with Republican Governors at Basalt Public High School on August 2, 2012 in Basalt, Colorado.

    The Fiscal Times spoke with delegates from six of the major swing states who represent a mix of views about Romney, but this group is unified by one belief: President Obama has been a disaster and needs to be replaced.

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    As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.

  • Tax rates would have to double to preserve Medicare and Social Security in their current form, tax foe Grover Norquist warned on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.

  • Charlie Crist (I)

    The GOP response to news that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida backs President Obama is a time-tested one for such occasions: question the turncoat's motive, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • A video tribute shows an image of former President Ronald Reagan as people hold signs that say 'Win one for The Gipper' on the third day of the Republican National Convention in New York, September 1, 2004.

    Will the 2012 Republican National Convention produce moments to remember? Tropical Storm Isaac, perhaps? Here are some previous indelible events from past GOP conventions.

  • Floridians are getting ready for Isaac, and this currency trade will have you prepared too.

  • It is an eerily quiet morning in Downtown Tampa, and residents say more so than a usual Sunday. Not only is the Republican National Convention hours away from the gavel, but the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac have also begun. Winds have picked up and there is some drizzle.

  • US President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Mitt Romney has locked himself into "extreme positions" on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his Republican rival at the biggest political moment of his life.

  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (L) and conention Chief Executive Officer William Harris (R) unveil the stage inside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in preparation for the Republican National Convention on August 20, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    The Republican Party will delay the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather forecast from Isaac.

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    It's not just Todd Akin. The fallout from the Missouri Senate candidate's "legitimate rape" comment was the latest signal that the Republican path to the majority in the Senate may have just gotten tougher.