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Next president inherits hopeful economy

Nov 6, 2012
Whoever it is, the next president could benefit from an improving economy. Housing prices are rising again and unemployment is expected to fall.
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff

Yea or nay: Whether to talk politics at work

Nov 6, 2012
Politics, like religion and sports, can be a delicate workplace conversation topic. How will the day after play out around the office water cooler?
Posted In: workplace, etiquette, Election 2012

Super PACs are here to stay

Nov 6, 2012
Outside political groups expected to focus their dollars on post-election issues.
Posted In: super PACs, super PAC

Employed or not, voting ritual often the same

Nov 6, 2012
In many ways, the 2012 presidential election is a referendum on a number: the nation's unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Reporters in Oklahoma City (unemployment around 5 percent) and San Bernardino, Calif., (unemployment pushing 12 percent) look behind the numbers.
Posted In: Unemployment, voting, Jobs, Election Day

Election Day: Is waiting the hardest part?

Nov 6, 2012
An economist and an engineer on the frustrations and virtues of waiting.
Posted In: 2012 election, voting

Last-minute outside spending favors Romney

Nov 6, 2012
Outside spending burst closes campaign
Posted In: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Electronic voting and the security of a paper trail

Nov 6, 2012
Why electronic voting’s challenges, from hacking to glitches, might be best with an old fashioned analogue backup.
Posted In: Tech, online voting, voting, new jersey

Election Day a holiday for United Auto Workers

Nov 6, 2012
UAW members have had Election Day off since 1999.
Posted In: United Auto Workers

California cities vote on soda tax

Nov 6, 2012
A ballot initiative in Richmond and El Monte proposes a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Proponents say it could help prevent diabetes among low-income residents and generate revenue, but the soft drink industry is spending millions to block it.
Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california

On economy, young voters sound like everybody else

Nov 5, 2012
College students speak out on economic issues they're thinking about this election year, from taxes to the deficit.
Posted In: voters, youth

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