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  • Offshore wind farm

    President Barack Obama blocked on Friday a privately owned Chinese company from building wind turbines close to a Navy military site in Oregon due to national security concerns, and the company said it would challenge the action in court.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (C) greets supporters as he enters during the final day of the Republican National Convention.

    One of the most surprising things to come out of this election cycle is how little value Mitt Romney appears to have gotten from the big money advantage he was expected to have, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Barak Obama, Mitt Romney

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney go head to head  Wednesday, but do the face-offs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.

  • GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns at Exhibit Edge, a small woman-owned business in Chantilly, Virginia.

    A new poll shows that in households worth $800,000 or more, the women favor Mitt Romney for president.

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    If you ask “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer, it depends.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Nevada, and North Carolina, new NBC News-Wall Street Journal polls show.

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    From the stump and on the airwaves, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney often glossed over exactly where the other stands on five major issues, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • Is Fed Policy Damaging the US Dollar?

    "I think the right thing to do is focus on the fundamentals of the economy," says Lawrence Summers, Harvard University professor, adding, "over time the exchange rate will fluctuate, but they will be alright as well."

  • President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    A new television ad for Obama blasts Romney for his secretly recorded “47 percent” comments and points out that Romney didn’t mention all of the other taxes that Americans pay, even if they’re not paying federal income tax. But the ad, entitled “Fair Share,” does the same thing to Mitt Romney

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    The tax credit is one element of the controversial health law that has already fallen short of expectations.

  • Larry Lindsey Goes Negative on the Fed

    In a wide-ranging interview, Neel Kashkari, Pimco managing director, and Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group, president & CEO, discuss the impact of the latest round of quantitative easing; jobs creation; boosting the U.S. economy; and the upcoming presidential election.

  • Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in US history to survive a recall election.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Running  "such an inept, depressing campaign is grounds for dismissal.” Barry Diller says of Mitt Romney during an interview with CNBC.

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage during a campaign event at the Crenshaw Gymnasium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College August 11, 2012 in Ashland, Virginia.

    Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.

  • How Education Impacts the Economy

    "If you live in poverty, chances are you'll stay in poverty," says Jeb Bush, Foundation for Excellence in Education, discussing the need to transform the nation's educational system. He also weighs in on the 2012 presidential election.

  • Trump: Mitt Is Going to Have to Get Very Tough

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization, explains what Mitt Romney needs to do if he wants to win the election, and why he doesn't believe the polls.

  • Tim Pawlenty

    To say that the choice of Tim Pawlenty to represent the banking industry is odd would be an understatement, but his appointment is the clearest sign yet of the flexible ethic that makes the revolving door in Washington spin faster.

  • Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 26,000 teachers and support staff walked off their jobs yesterday after the Chicago Teachers Union failed to reach an agreement with the city on compensation, benefits and job security. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.

    Traditional alliances have shifted, and teachers’ unions have pursued some strange bedfellows among lawmakers who would not appear to be natural allies, The New York Times reports.

  • Small Business Owner

    One struggling small-business owner says he's confounded by rich people, who complain about paying taxes. "Oh, please, let me have that problem," he told the Huffington Post.

  • Presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy during a televised debate.

    It's the great debate about the debates. President Obama and Mitt Romney are going head to head soon in an attempt to win your vote. But do the faceoffs really matter? Some experts say people are more interested in seeing a train-wreck moment  than in hearing substance.