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  • Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.

  • Residents of Des Plaines walk down a flooded sidewalk on a residential street in Des Plaines, Illinois.

    Flooding from torrential rainfall Friday continued to test the resolve of flood fighters as they attempted to hold back the raging waters from the Mississippi River threatening many Midwest communities.

  • Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • A123 Systems logo

    China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Google unit Motorola Mobility has asked a trade panel to drop two key patents from an infringement complaint that it filed against Microsoft.

  • Conservative of the Year Goes To ...

    Conservatives may be under attack in Washington, but many of htem are winning huge battles in the individual states. John Gizzi, Human Events Senior White House Correspondent, weighs in.

  • Unlike previous years, teachers and other government workers are at the forefront of the major public policy battles of the day.

  • From outside Michigan Republican circles, it appeared that the Republican drive to weaken unions came out of the blue - proposed, passed and signed in a mere six days.

  • President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

  • A123 Systems logo

    China's largest maker of auto parts won a politically sensitive auction for A123 Systems, a bankrupt maker of batteries for electric cars that was funded partly with U.S. government money, the investment banker for A123 said on Saturday.

  • Nov 6- Contract electronics manufacturer Plexus Corp said it would no longer make switches and network gear for its largest customer, Juniper Networks Inc, sending its shares down more than 20 percent after the bell. For the year ended October 2011, Juniper accounted for 17 percent of Plexus' total sales of $2.23 billion.

  • Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says Mitt Romney has a real shot of breaking through the "Obama Midwest Firewall."

  • Paul Ryan to Vote in Wisconsin Hometown

    The GOP hopes Ryan will put the traditionally blue state in play, reports NBC's Ron Mott.

  • Obama Victory is Most Likely Outcome: Pro

    Christina Greer, professor of political science at Fordham University, tells CNBC that although close races should be expected in swing states like Ohio, Florida, and Wisconsin, Obama is projected to win re-election.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • Nov 5- Apple's lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars. Apple Inc claimed Motorola's licensing practices were unfair.

  • *Sees fiscal 2013 profit of $5.35- $5.75 a share. *Quarterly earnings top Wall Street forecasts. Nov 5- Rockwell Automation Inc, which makes systems that help factories run more smoothly, set a fiscal 2013 profit target that calls for roughly 5 percent growth in the face of a slowing global economy.

  • *Sees fiscal 2013 profit of $5.35- $5.75 a share. Nov 5- Rockwell Automation Inc, which makes systems that help factories run more smoothly, set a fiscal 2013 profit target that calls for roughly 5 percent growth in the face of a slowing global economy.

  • *Romney has said will declare China currency manipulator on ``day one''. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney would lack the legal power to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office should he win Tuesday's election, offering him a way out of what experts say is the weakest claim on the issue for years.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Regardless of the results of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election, the next four years will be a tough act to follow from Wall Street's standpoint. ``The market might like the fact of an Obama win since it would mean less uncertainty,'' said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research, in Cincinnati.