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CNBC Announces an Unprecedented Election Year Event: "Your Money, Your Vote Debates," on "Squawk Box" Beginning Thursday, July 10th at 7:30a ET

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 7, 2008-How can the next president help the economy to create more jobs? How can the next president keep American families, businesses and government budgets from going broke from healthcare costs? In a special event, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, gives viewers an unprecedented, inside look at where the candidates stand on the number one issue in the presidential race...the economy.

CNBC's flagship morning show, "Squawk Box" (6AM-9AM ET), presents "Your Money, Your Vote Debates," a five-week special event debating the top issues in the 2008 Presidential race including job growth, trade, taxes, energy and healthcare and entitlements. The debates will feature the top advisors to the 2008 Presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama.

Hosted by "Squawk Box" anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla along with CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood, CNBC's "Your Money, Your Vote Debates" begins Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 AM ET and will broadcast once a week for five consecutive weeks.

The first debate will tackle the issue of job growth and feature Jason Furman, Director of Economic Policy for the Obama campaign and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Senior Economic Advisor to the McCain campaign.

CNBC gives you an inside look at where the candidates stand on the big issues of the 2008 Presidential race from the men and women behind the campaigns and America's future policy-makers.

"Squawk Box" is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk program. With a unique sense of street smarts and wit, the program mixes business news with an unscripted and fast-paced exchange of banter. Anchored by CNBC's Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, "Squawk Box" brings Wall Street to Main Street and is a "must see" for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor.


About CNBC:
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