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Obamacare: The right medicine for small business?

Nov 7, 2012
Now that President Obama has been reelected, implementation of the Affordable Care Act will shift into high gear, which gives some small business owners a stomach ache.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, Affordable Care Act, Small Business
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Obama victory could mean higher taxes

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama has been re-elected to lead the country for four more years -- what do the election results mean for the economy, fiscal cliff negotiations, and the fate of Wall Street?
Posted In: 2012 election, Economy, fiscal cliff, Barack Obama
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Podcast Extra: The election and the economy

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama has been re-elected to lead the country for four more years -- what do the election results mean for the markets? Also, how is China reacting to the news?
Posted In: 2012 election
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The 8-percent rule: Can Obama win with high unemployment?

Nov 5, 2012
Since World War II, incumbent presidents have been defeated in election years when the unemployment rate is above 7.5 percent. What does that mean for President Obama and October's 7.9 percent unemployment rate?
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs
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Obama slammed by attack ads in final weekend of campaign

Nov 5, 2012
Outside spending the weekend before Election Day tops $73 million
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
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Live chat with Kai Ryssdal on Frontline's 'Big Sky, Big Money'

Oct 31, 2012
Ask the correspondent and producers of "Big Sky, Big Money" your questions now.
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Citizens United and the rise of the campaign tracker

Oct 30, 2012
A look at the work of campaign trackers as they follow every step of political campaigns across the country.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, 2012 campaign, campaign tracker
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A different kind of 'power' broker in Chicago

Oct 26, 2012
Voters in the Windy City to decide whether City Hall can negotiate for cheaper electricity rates.
Posted In: energy, electricity
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38% of Americans feel better off than a year ago

Oct 25, 2012
Every bit of public data -- housing, employment, consumer spending -- changes how voters feel about the state of the nation -- and about their own well-being.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 election, Economy
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President Obama drops budget surprise at third debate

Oct 23, 2012
President Obama's debate vow that a trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts “will not happen” took Washington by surprise. Making those words a reality will require a bipartisan deal that has been elusive so far.
Posted In: sequestration, debate

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