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Obama re-election douses Wall Street

Nov 7, 2012
Share prices tanked the day after Obama’s re-election. Wall Street had rooted for Romney and his corporate, investment and personal tax cuts.
Posted In: 2012 election, Wall Street

On the influence of money in politics

Nov 7, 2012
Revisiting the issue of money and its role in politics in this country.
Posted In: campaign finance, campaign contributions, super PACs

Post-election, a polling conundrum

Nov 7, 2012
Gallup's editor-in-chief on last night's election results and the rise of poll "aggregators."
Posted In: polls, 2012 election

Bad day for billionaires

Nov 7, 2012
Conservative super donors fared poorly on Election Day
Posted In: Election 2012, super PACs, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Podcast Extra: Vision can wait, let's avoid the 'cliff'

Nov 7, 2012
Accepting a second term, President Obama looked to the horizon with a view for where he wants to take us in the next four years, but at the moment that horizon extends about as far as December 31st. Mission one post-election for the president and Congress is steering clear of the "fiscal cliff."
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff

Election provides some stability, but fiscal cliff looms

Nov 7, 2012
As he spoke about his re-election, President Obama looked to the horizon over the the next four years -- but at the moment that horizon extends only as far as December 31st -- the date of the so-called fiscal cliff.
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff

Obama's victory: A road to compromise or gridlock?

Nov 7, 2012
With both Governor Romney and President Obama calling for bipartisanship, we check in with two dueling economists to help chart the course ahead.
Posted In: 2012 election, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, fiscal cliff

Car country goes blue for auto bailout

Nov 7, 2012
Car country played a big role in President Obama's re-election last night. Michigan and Ohio both benefited from the auto industry bailout and both went for the President last night.
Posted In: 2012 election, Ohio, bailout, GM, Chrysler

Super PACs: A good return on investment?

Nov 7, 2012
Much of the estimated $6 billion in campaign spending this election came from Super PACs who raised millions and then funneled that money into races. Did it pay off?
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Political ads

What Obama's re-election means to China

Nov 7, 2012
Across the world in China, American expats spent this morning watching election returns at an event hosted by the Shanghai chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Posted In: 2012 election, China, trade, currency

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